Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rest in Peace Renate

This mandala I painted a few years ago for Goedele's sister Renate.
Her twin brother Renaat died 10 years ago of cancer.
In Renate's mandala I chose a turtle as this is a symbol of protection.
Renate has lost her battle with cancer as well at 61 years and is hopefully now with her twin brother.
Both born on that day have the Life path number 33 which is a very special number.
My heart is filled with sadness today as my niece is operated today, she has breast cancer and I heard Renate has died yesterday.
Cancer is just such a ....... disease.
We all know that.
Please send Goedele and her family light and love from your heart ♥


  1. oh Marianne - that's alot to hear and an awful story. yes, 33 is rather a sacred number - isn't it? I have hope and prayers for your niece and please send love to your friend Goedele

  2. Marianne, susse Freundin.... my heart grieves for Goedele, for you and for your niece. I am saying prayers for all ... including Renate and Renaat. Prayers are for those who live on Earth and those who have travelled beyond.

    What a beautiful Mandala!

    Sending you many, many hugs!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  3. I am sending love and light for healing for your dear and precious niece.

    I am so sorry for the losses of the twins. So sad.

    Hugs for you Marianne. Lots and lots of hugs.

  4. I'm so sorry, Marianne. Please accept my condolences. 61 is way too young, but if life was no longer worth living, then it's time to move on and it's comforting to know she's no longer hurting.

    God bless you and her family!

    What a beautiful Mandala! I will pray for your niece and hope for the best!

    With love,

  5. Marianne, so sorry to hear this bad news. My heart goes out to you and the families. Let's hope they are together now.
    This mandala is so beautiful, as are all of yours.

  6. Prayers and hugs for you and your niece Marianne.

  7. sending healing thoughts to your neice and to yourself as you take in the death of your friend. So much suffering sometimes. light and love, suki

  8. I am so sorry for you Marianne. I will definitely send loving peaceful thoughts to your friends.

  9. Such sad news. Cancer takes too many precious friends. Sending healing thoughts to everyone.

  10. I love this mandala with the turtles and the shells along the edge. I know there are 33 of them, I'm sure. This is a beautiful creation.

    I know she was a life-long friend and I'm sorry she's gone. I know she's with her brother now and I know you'll never forget her.

    I hope your neice does well in her recovery. May she stay free from further cancer.

    Much love to you, and blessings to Goedele and the ones who have passed.


  11. I'm so sorry for your niece and your friend and for your sadness Marianne. It is a lot to take in,i hope you'll be gentle with yourself.

    Your painting glows, I think it's one of the most beautiful mandala's i've ever seen.

    I so appreciate all your words to me. That was awfully sweet and i loved finding them.

    ♥ lori

  12. Wat een drama,het is zo'n ....ziekte,het spookt elke dag in mijn hoofd.
    Is het je nicht in Zweden?,arme Goedele hier brand een kaarsje....
    Hou je goed ,he.
    xxxMar en een oplebber van Beautje.

  13. Marianne - I am so sorry to hear about your friend. I will keep your niece in my prayers. Much love to you - take care of yourself. xox Pam

  14. Marianne, I am late getting here.
    Saying prayers for your niece. This is another beautiful mandala, so sorry about Renate. Yes cancer is an awful, horrible disease.
    Sending many giant hugs.

  15. oh what a sad sad story Marianne....we send out prayers for your friends....

    I know your mandala brought and will bring joy!!!

  16. hope your niece is doing well

  17. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of these young people. My heart aches for the family. Cancer is a terrible disease!

  18. peace and comfort to you. Cancer is a scourge on this earth - I recently lost a friend and it seems so unfair. Who gave cancer that much power in our lives?

  19. What a beautiful mandala, and it strikes me more beautiful when I read the story behind it.

    I wish you and your niece all the best!

  20. I am so sorry to hear this news, Marianne. I know your mandala brought her a lot of love and peace!

  21. I pray your neice will have a full recovery after her surgery!
    xoxo- Julie


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