Wednesday, 18 April 2007

A Dear and Wonderful Mother, Valda.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the path of righteousness for His name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


Anonymous said...

Lots of love papa. We are all with you in spirit. And VMP is at peace. AB xxx

Anonymous said...

dad this website is amazing. i'm going to spend some time checking it out. excellent. i'm just speaking to jono and flub remembering nana. lots a love and i'll speak to you soon.

Anonymous said...

Nice. Speak soon.

Michael said...

Please, please excuse me if I'm mis-reading this, but please accept my sincerest condolences and heart felt sympathies.

Monica said...

I'm not sure if I mis-read it too, but I'm sorry for what you've been through and wish you and your family can find comfort somehow.
Our thoughts are with you.

Mme Benaut said...

Michael and Monica - you are not mis-reading, M.B's mother passed away last night at 8.10 pm Adelaide time. Thank you both very much for your very kind wishes.
B. children: Dad really needs and appreciates your support. Thank you, from both of us.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you on the sad passing of your mother. A gracious lady I rember well during our growing up days in Grandview Ave.

Gerald England said...

condolences from Hyde DP and much best wishes for the future.

Kate said...

Sorry for your loss. You posted a wonderful tribute!

Sally said...

Vale your mum, and my sincere condolences.

alice said...


Ame said...

{{{M-B & Mme}}} My sincerest thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult sorry for your loss...take care of yourself...Hugs, Ame XO

Kuanyin said...

I'm very sorry for your loss as well...prayers are heading your way to comfort you.

Eric said...

We may be far away but I feel deeply sorry for you today. The loss of a mother is a terrible thing.

Enormous hug from Paris.

Terra Vecchia said...

juste une simple penssé à votre attention...

amicizia è curagiu...

M.Benaut said...

My dear Kids,
Ihre freundlichen Wörter werden vorteilhaft empfangen. Mein größter Dank, meine lieben Kinder, Ihr lieber Nana Schlaf jetzt mit Frieden und Ihre Liebe.

Your kind condolences mean so much to us here in Adelaide. I have also projected myself into the pain you experienced a little while back and wish you to know that I extend similar thoughts to you in your previous loss. I believe we met after that time, but my thoughts have been with you for a long time.

Dear Monica,
Eu emito agradecimentos a você de meu coração.

My best man and friend,
She had such fond memories of you and your amazing ability to do just about anything in the universe.

Your kindness is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Thank you for your wonderful support.

I wish she could see the fun, we Aussies perpetrate on our Blogging friends.

Vos pensées de nous sont reçues avec l'amour que vous montrez au monde. Merci mon amie.

Dear Ame,
Thank you for the hugs, they were passed on and most gratefully received.

Your prayers were heard and welcomed, thank you so much.

You did so much that did not go unnoticed including such a nice message to all on the blogsite.
Je vous envoie mes mercis sincères, de chaque voie possible.

La ayuda de amigos es una cosa buena enviar. Mucho gracias a usted.

Le vostre parole gentili sono ricevute favorevole. I miei ringraziamenti più grandi a voi.

dive said...

My thoughts are with you.

Kerry-Anne said...

I'm so sorry to read of your loss. Isn't it wonderful that you can share your love and respect for your mother with a whole lot of people you've never met? We're all thinking of you, and wishing that your sadness is mixed in with joy, as you remember all the happy times you spent together.

M.Benaut said...

M. Dive,
You, Sir are a Rock. Thanks cobber and I certainly do value your friendship highly.

Thank you for saying that.
It's weird, isn't it. It's a tease. You would love to think that at the Annual General Meeting you would all be sitting together in the same place.

Z said...

I was here yesterday, but didn't know whether the tribute was for your mom, or was related to the fire in the post from the day before. Please accept my condolences. {{hugs}} from Switzerland.

Chris & Deb said...

Your friends in Minneapolis extend deepest sympathies and offer our prayers to you and your family in this time of loss.
Our minister said something in his sermon last week that I'll probably not soon forget...
Death is a comma, not a period.
Peace be with you.

jb said...

This got me through me a couple of troublesome times. I hope you might also find some comfort in its words.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush.
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there;
I did not die.

M.Benaut said...

Your condolences and hugs were lovely.
Now that I have discovered Villigen, which is in one of the most picturesque parts of Switzerland that one could imagine, I shall have to start exploring. It is also close to Basel, where my son lives. Perhaps we can go to villigen in September?

Jilly said...

A day late but I'd just like to add my condolences on the loss of your mother. Your posting was beautiful.

M.Benaut said...

Chris n Deb and JB,
Thank you very much for your thoughtful and peaceful prose. I do value your kind thoughts.

M.Benaut said...

Your words are beautiful, too.
Late, it is not, compared to a lifetime.

Per Stromsjo said...

Thoughts and a hug from Stockholm as well. /per

~tanty~ said...

A little late but please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

lynn said...

I'm so terribly sorry M. Benaut. I know you loved your mother dearly and were dreading this time. My heart and my thoughts are with you, Mme and your whole family xxx

Bleeding Orange said...

I am sincerly sorry to read about this terrible loss.
Losing those you love is always hard, too hard. If that can confort you a little, you know that all our thougths are with you right now.

Terroni said...

I am so sorry about your mother.
I wish you grace and peace.

Helen said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

M.Benaut said...

Thank you, it's very kind of to to say that.
Late, you are not, at all. You are so kind.
Thank you for those sincere thoughts. And all the family thank you too for all your care.
Bleeding Orange,
That is very comforting and your good wishes are gratefully received.
Your kind wishes are received with grace and the peace you shared with us.
Your support gives us all strength at such a time as this.

Jing said...

busy with work and other stuff.
late to read this post,I am sorry for the loss. I only want to send my warm hugs to you and your family.
When I knew dad got the cancer, I was afraid,and the nicest members here in CDP blogs gave me so nice words and report...I think I should feed back to anyone here.
I wish her happy in the heaven...I wish you all happy with her inside of you.

nice day for ever.

shanghai daily photo

Jing said...

report == support

Keropok Man said...

Condolences too from Singapore.

As the last sentence of the Psalm says, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


M.Benaut said...

Thank you for your very kind thoughts. I am also very sorry to hear about your father and I know how supportive all our friends are in such a time of need.

Keropok man,
Thank you for your sincere condolences, you are very kind to give your support.

Ruth said...

I'm so sorry to read about your loss.

M.Benaut said...

Thank you Ruth for your kindness.

angela said...

Late, I know, but my thoughts are with you and your family.

M.Benaut said...

Dear Angela,
Thank you for your sincere thoughts and wishes.
Late, you are not, but grateful, I am, and our family too.