So I promised I’d share one of the stories (very short stories) from my memoir course. I have an idea that in time I’ll write a series of short stories covering the many different events in my life to date and put them all together into one book. Some will be challenging, others funny but … More As promised…
Thirty years ago today my world stopped turning with the words ‘Dad’s gone.’ A lifetime has happened since, I qualified as a nurse, Got engaged, Married, Became a mum, Miscarried, Became ‘Mum’ to three more children, Attended first days at school and graduations. Celebrated birthdays, Christmas’s and many different occasions, All without Dad. Thirty years … More What’s another year?
In a few short weeks it will be Daniel’s anniversary. It’s been four years since he moved to hopefully new adventures, aged just thirteen. While days, weeks, months and now years have passed every day continues to be a day without Daniel for his Mum, Dad, siblings, family and friends. Daniel died the end of … More A round of applause please.
So, I’m still alive, just curled up in a ball for a while and trying to make sense of the world we live in. Since the sudden death of Ben’s mum, Elma I’ve found myself questioning everything in life. Most of those questions I’ve asked myself many times before, beginning when my own Dad died … More Questions on life.
Sometimes something happens which rocks your world, where you wonder about the lottery that is life and you ask the question “Why?” You may remember young Ben who I’ve written about many times here on my blog? Well last Saturday Ben’s beautiful mum died suddenly. A young woman who had been hurt so badly by life … More Immeasurable grief.
Today is my eldest child’s birthday, the anniversary of the day this mad adventure in motherhood began, the day, quite a few years ago, she made my greatest dream come true. As a little one she and I walked along hand in hand and I couldn’t imagine us not being close…until she became a teenager … More I hope you find the feet of a dancer.
Today is my Dads birthday. Unfortunately I wont be meeting up with him, handing over a present he probably didn’t want and blowing out the candles on his cake, because Dad died of Motor Neuron Disease almost 30 years ago. I’ve written many posts about him here over the years but today I’d like to … More Happy Birthday Dad.
It’s the Summer, the weather has been reasonable and the days continue to drift by. It’s probably been the best Summer I’ve ever enjoyed as my gang are all independent, we’ve had days out, enjoyed holidays and when we are at home together life is easy. Yes all is good. However, there are moments when … More A single white feather…
Here is another letter from my ‘Series of letters’. It’s a beautifully written, heartfelt letter from a mother who is separated to her young daughter. Dear Daughter, When I met your Dad I was trying to coach myself out of a world of disappointment and sadness. I was trying to pull myself out of a … More Series of letters returns. Letter#3… Dear Daughter.
Life in the past few weeks has been hectic, throwing up a few challenges and ensuring blogging and writing take seats so far at the back that for a time they were not even on my radar. Then yesterday I and a few friends went to sympathise with a friend who lost his fourteen year … More Putting life in perspective.