Thursday, December 2, 2010

Aleida Nicolina Van Lent

My beautiful Mother in law.

Aleida Nicolina Van Lent

On 20th November 2010, Aleida was released from her long struggle, to be reunited with her beloved husband, Henk. Aged 85 years, she was the loved mother and mother-in-law of Harry & Fiona, Frank  Suzanne, Rose Marie Grant, and Paul; loved Oma of Chris, Theresa, Richard, Jennifer, Tracey, Andrew, Anthony, Sarah, Nic, Daniel, and Katrina; and Overgrootmoeder of Ryan and Evelyn. 

On her wedding day - April 1953

On our  wedding day - August 1978


Me, Mum and Harry - 2004

And Oma with our children, clockwise from the top; Theresa, Daniel, Katrina, Jennifer and Sarah.

She was a wonderful Christian lady, who longed for all her children to follow in her belief's.

It is a great comfort for me to know that she gave her life to Jesus at a camp my mother went to also.
I now know she will be in heaven with her Maker.
On the last day before she died I was able to read from the bible, sing a couple of songs and pray blessings on her.

What a privileged.
John 3:13-21
13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”
 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. 

All  Scripture is from New International Version

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for sharing Fiona. Beautiful pics. I'm glad you have these prescious memories to comfort you and your family. S xo