Just after sunset on Saturday, my mother left this life.
Her decline had been long and slow, but the final chapter of her life was very short. It was just before Easter that she ceased to recognise the people around her – even her daughter and her beloved dog – and so I have to say that it is a blessing that she went quickly and so very peacefully that I wasn’t quite sure that she had gone.
I’m working through all of the many things that have to be done, but I am shattered.
I was so lucky to have a wonderful mother and father, and a lovely brother, and now they are all gone.
I had so many shared memories that are mine alone now.
I know that I have to come to terms with this, I know that I am lucky to have The Man of the House and my lovely Briar, but it’s going to take time.
I just don’t have any words right now ….