Tomorrow we will depart for Singapore because this beautiful young woman, this loving girl we regard as the daughter we never had, suffered a stroke on Monday morning. An operation removed the blood clot in her brain and she's now in an induced coma.
Lely, this lively, cheerful ray of light took these photographs of the yellow bittern ......
........ in her latest posting of 13 Jan in her Photoblog :
Lely or Aminah could never turn her back on the helpless and needy, especially animals and birds.
Iain and I and all of God's creatures that she saved and loved pray that Allah will restore her to us - to her mother and brother and to all those who love and have been loved by Lely.
Finally, thank you Oi Bek for making all our travel arrangements and the rest of the Rainbow Band for being there.
Hang on kid. We shall share these days again Lely, InsyaAllah. You have promises to keep.