I’d like to thank you all for your kind, thoughtful and supportive comments regarding my friend suffering pulmonary fibrosis. About 10 days ago I let you know she was in hospital awaiting a double lung transplant. Our hopes, wishes and prayers were with her during this time however I need to let you know that on Friday night, this beautiful person lost her battle.
We are all devastated beyond belief as we were all so confident this would not be the outcome.
Ngaire was a most beautiful person. A wife and mother of three boys with a twin sister and three brothers. She was a best friend to many, many, many and oozed creativity, living her life as a very talented artist.
This morning’s church service was a time of coming together; of remembrance and thankfulness and celebration for having known such a special and magnificent person. It was a teary one.
A scripture was read that best sums up how she courageously fought her 13-year battle with this most hideous and cruel disease.
‘For I am already being poured out like a drink offering and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness’. 2 Timothy 5-8.
On facebook I found one of her paintings that not only shows her talent but captures the type of person she was; a person who saw only the beauty and the good in everything around her.
She will be greatly missed.