..."Like a last greeting,
While still in hospital,
You painted a delightful picture of Tulips.
each bulb opening new life.
The joy, peace and hope that meet our eyes
Is what you left to us forever,
A last gift,
And the painting is a symbol
of your image,
Your gentleness and beauty, your soul
by Grandma Mammy
In the family
greenhouse filled with sun and joy,
Among beautiful flowers growing there,
A charming flower grew,
A single "Bird of Paradise",
She was an enchanting
A happy child,
Beloved of her parents and family,
Known by all
Indeed, she looked like a princess, beautiful and tall
And the long coppery curls on her head were a crown for the charming person she
Ya'ara loved to travel.
She loved Nature, the blue sky.
She was like a fish in water when swimming
in the sea,
fields of flowers spoke to her.
Lovingly she listened to the
sound of trees
And watched birds curiously in their endless flight.
You left our life on an evil wind,
A light, white, pure feather,
You disappeared into endless distant skies
And journey there among moon and
Going into your room is
hard and painful,
Everything is the same as it was when you were alive.
The large teddy bear is on your bed,
Very sad and silent,
He waits for
someone to enter the room,
Tears shine in his eyes
And he presses the
small bear to his heart.
On the glass in your door
There is a wonderful
A starry moonlit night that you, yourself painted.
We all miss you so much,
And I always look for you in every
Among groups of girls passing in the street,
I see your lovely
figure among them.
I try to sharpen my hearing
And swear I hear your voice.
I feel you at the table
When we meet for Friday night supper
And I hear
your voice, interrupting, during political discussions.
night, I look up at the moon and stars
As if I might find you on a star,
But the stars shy away from me
And disappear behind a cloud
As if they
are to blame for the tragedy
that has befallen us.
everything in life slowly passes.
Happiness passes but not the pain,
passes because fate so decrees.
Everything passes, only one thing remains,
A memory of love and happiness that has ended.
Everything will pass. Only
one thing will remain,
Never to be forgotten,
Our beloved Ya'ara - it
My beloved grandchild
are welcome to share your thoughts and feelings
Wednesday, February 21, 2001
Rosh Pina, Israel
much time has passed and I have not written anything - the truth is that I just
can't believe that you have passed into another realm.
Perhaps living far
away makes it possible for me to imagine that next time we pop in you will still
YOur home was always a second home for my children, a safe place
to be - so many memories come to mind as I think back over the years that we lived
together as neighbours. The birhday party that you and Tommy had together, the
picnics on the carpet, the holiday at Nave Yam and so many other happy times.
And you always smiling, your big eyes speaking when you sometimes were quiet,
your softness and gentless - always such a pleasure to be around you. And most
of all I remember the last time I saw you. We popped in as we do and there you
were, standing in the kitchen - so amazingly beautiful -already an Angel. I could
not stop staring -my eyes were glued to what I was seeing and experiencing just
by being in your presence. I remember feeling embarrased that I could not remove
my eyes from you and mentioned it to Chezi when we left who also noticed something
new shining through you...Little did we know that you were preparing to move on...
LIving up north has made it a little bit easier because part of me imagines that
when I pop in next time you will be there and in my heart I know that there must
be reason that God has chosen you to be with him.
Yaaronet, we miss your
smiling face and your big eyes. We miss you being a part of our lives.
Zippi, Tal and Dafnonet - May Yaara's LOve fill your hearts and guide you through
these difficult times.
Thank you for always being there for me and my family.
Daffy, thank you for your friendship with Maya...with love and blessings for easier
(sorry that this is in ENglish)