Posted in A Mother's Grief, Angels, Bereavement, Death, Death of a child, Grief, Palliative Care, Terminal Illness, Vicky Bruce

Vic, embedded in my heart and a building’s cement


Today the concrete foundation was laid of our Stepping Stone Hospice’s building.

26.6.2013
26.6.2013

It was a “moment” when I saw the concrete being poured.  The builder, bless his soul, ordered extra cement and we now have a veranda area as well as a concrete path where our patients will leave our building for the last time… We also received a donation of a oxygenator.

I asked the builder if I could put a photo of Vic’s into the foundation of the building.  He thought it was a wonderful idea.  I phoned the boys, and they brought me their favorite photos of Vic and I.  We placed it in plastic sleeves and embedded it in the foundation.  It was covered with concrete.

Vic has been immortalised in the foundation of Stepping Stone Hospice.

Perhaps because Vic was cremated, it was an emotional moment for all of us seeing her being “buried” in cement.  I know it was purely symbolic, but it was sad.

The boys and I huddled together and wept.

Stepping Stone foundation
Stepping Stone foundation

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I am a sixty something wife,mother, sister, grandmother and friend. I started blogging as a coping mechanism during my beautiful daughter's final journey. Vic was desperately ill for 10 years after a botched back operation. Vic's Journey ended on 18 January 2013 at 10:35. She was the most courageous person in the world and has inspired thousands of people all over the world. Vic's two boys are monuments of her existence. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sister and friend. I will miss you today, tomorrow and forever my Angle Child. https://tersiaburger.wordpress.com

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