Friday, February 1, 2008

Hendrika Josephine Couwenbergh ~ Rika ~

22.10.1935 - 18.12.2007

Spreading of ashes ceremony Waterfall Creek, Wanaka [Rika's favourite colour was blue - hence the flags which I believe got there thanks to Kaz and Greg]

Miek [grand daughter] with her father Rudy [son-in-law], and her daughter Nevada [obscured]. The place was chosen as one of Rika's favourites to "walk the doggies" as she used to put it - old Jenny in the photo of course...

Jenny and flowers on the rock Rika preferred to sit on for contemplation and meditation...

After it was all over...

For the ceremony this was Rika's choice of reading [St Therese of Lisieux]...

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God and let his presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

the day started wild, but as Rudy said whatever the weather it would be perfect. It was!

everyone who attended was there to not only honour Rika, but I think in recognition of the unconditional love and wisdom she gave

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