Werner went home

A few weeks ago I wrote about Ronel from Phelwana who made the Kate project with dead wood from the bush at Phelwana. Two weeks ago she told me how special that is when her sons tell her how much they love her.

Ronel didn’t want it to be mentioned but I am going to do it. She already made two donations to Operation Smile this year.

And last night her blue-eyed boy died in a crash, on his bike, a KLR. The same as mine.

What does one say to a mother that grieves?

Ronel, Werner is dead but he lives on. We all carry you and your family in our prayers.

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10 Responses to Werner went home

  1. Maryna den Braanker says:

    The only truly painful goodbyes are those never said & never explained.

  2. Gerda Lombard says:

    Kan net vir hulle bid ……. Sy genade is groot ……

  3. Brad says:

    Saluut! RIP

  4. Neil Buckley says:

    May he ride the skyways of heaven and always be by his Mom’s side in spririt. RIP Young man, RIP.

  5. Eeton says:

    My hart gee n ruk as ek dit lees. Ken nie vir Ronel nie maar sy en haar familie sal in ons gedagtes en gebede wees. Weet waardeur die arme mense gaan.

  6. Selomie says:

    Soms is stilbly die regte ding om te se. Weet net dit is ‘n lang moeilike pad vir haar om te stap en ongelukkig moet sy dit self doen.

  7. Christine says:

    As a mother I don’t dare to imagine the agony of a dead child. But as a mother I embrace you and hold you tight.

  8. louisa says:

    Ronel! Die boodskap vav gisteraand aan jou het oornag verander! Net soos baie dinge in n oogwink verander, soms wil ons dit he … En ander kere asb. , tog nie!!! Op my “facebook” vanoggend die vlg van my jongste meisiekind. “You were my strength when I was weak, you were my voice when I couldn’t speak, you were my eyes when I couldn’t see, you saw the best there was in me ……”. Lief vir mam, hoop ma het n lekker dag!! Xx. Dit is woorde wat Werner ook daagliks vir sy ma gese het, en jy vir hom en nogsteeds se! Sterkte. (Ook n ma uit die Suid Kaap)

  9. Ronel says:

    Baie dankie julle. Hy het elke dag vir my gese ” lief mamma” My blou oog kind.

  10. andreafourie says:

    Ek het geskrik en gehuil toe ek hierdie inskrywing lees. Het ook my eie ouers laat weet hul is vir my ongelooflik kosbaar.
    Aan Ronel: uit ‘n studerende jong meisie se ervaring, al se ons dit hoe min (of baie) geen hoeveelheid ‘dankies’ soene of drukke kan die dankbaarheid en liefde wat ons jongmense teenoor ons ouers het ooit uitdruk nie. Ek is seker dit was ook die geval met Werner. Baie voorspoed.

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