Last Tuesday ( January 21st.) was an important day in our house,

my daughter India ‘s 21st. birthday.

Sadly India was not physically present to celebrate with us.

Due to a brain tumour she is now dancing with the angels.

We held a special family dinner, in her honour.

India was known as the pink princess, so the table was 

themed with pinks.

                                         Pink lillies were her favourite flower, so I placed them in her

                                         grandmother’s china cups.I know she would have smiled.

                                      A celebration cake filled with stawberries was the order of the day.

                                   After dinner we released several hot pink balloons, I’m sure

                                   she would have been pleased.


                                 A good friend sent me this poem;

                            Those we love don’t go away

                             They walk beside us everyday

                              Unseen, unheard, but always near

                              Still loved, still missed and very dear.

                          Beautiful words and oh so true.

A sad but beautiful day of both celebration and reflection.



  1. Tamera Beardsley
    January 29, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Jill what an absolutely beautiful and poignant tribute to your daughter.I send you hugs … and love.xoxoTamera

    • Jill James
      January 30, 2014 / 3:40 am

      Thankyou Tamera hugs and love always welcome. Jill xx

  2. Jan Graham-McMillen
    January 30, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    What a lovely thing to do. Beyond beautiful table, and I know you pleased her. My mother didn't survive her brain tumor either, and so I know just a little of what you experienced. Not so bad as the death of a daughter so young, though … you are in my thoughts.And you look quite pretty in your polka dots!

    • Jill James
      February 2, 2014 / 4:27 am

      Thankyou Jan for visiting and for your kind words,Jill

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