Monday, 22 March 2010

The love of my life ----Hans---- has passed away Saturday night.

The first day of Spring.

It hurts to let him go.

Tom, our son, has to miss his father.

Just at an age they start talking as adults with each other.


I know he is in a better place now.

A place without pain, no sorrow,

Only love.
Thursday March 25, 2010 is his last day in this world.

I know that one day we will meet again.

Bye my love........................................


  1. Joke en Tom,
    Heel veel kracht toegewenst allebei.

    liefs van Peter

  2. Joanna, I'm so sorry to hear about Hans. You're in my prayers. Love, Deb

  3. You don't know me, I just stumbled upon your blog. But I wanted to say that your work is lovely and moving. And that I am so very sorry for your loss.

  4. I'm so sorry, Joanna.
    Hugs to you and Tom
    Love, Jutta

  5. Joanna, I'm sorry for your loss. Painting watercolors so nice like yours sure will help you in this dificult moment. Laura.

  6. Oh Joanna, I'm so sorry to be reading this sad news.. Such a sad time for you and Tom and the family. You are in my prayers, God provide his strength to you both.
    That is a wonderful, wonderful portrait of a lovely man!

  7. Joanna.. I am so very, very sorry to read this news about Hans and cannot begin to imagine how his loss feels. My deepest Sympathy to you and your son.


  8. Dear Joanna,so good to see this portrait of Hans,it is also hard for those of us that knew you and Hans,i will be with you Tom and your family in my thoughts today when you say your goodbyes.

  9. dearest joanna thinking of tom you and your family esp today ..with love jane

  10. joanna, you know you are close to my heart at this time... what a wonderful portrait of hans.. i wish i could take away the sorrow.. hopefully knowing how much you are loved and thought about, will help... take care, friend!!

  11. Joanna, How are you doing? Just though I'd pop in to find out how you are bearing up. The loneliest times are after the funeral when all the family have left and life slots into routine again!
    Still thinking of you and Tom....You are still thought about often with love! Be strong!!!!!!!

  12. No words can say how I feel for you and Tom at this sad time, just know I'm thinking of you always...It was a privilege to have met Hans, a truly kind man who I know loved you both so very very much..

    Lots of Love
    Stephie & Dave...

  13. Dear Joanna, my deepest sympathy to you and your son. We did meet "on line", at another time and place, and I have kept up with you from time to time. Thinking of you now...stay strong...Tricia

  14. Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers, old and new friends, I really appreciate all the kindness.
    It helps to move on and heals a bit of grief.

  15. Oh, Joanna, I haven't seen your blog recently and hadn't seen this sad post with your wonderful portrait of Hans. You and Tom have often been in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. congrats!!
    wonderfull works!
    a hug!

  17. Thank you very much Melissa and Denise, much appreciated. :-)