It is over three months now since Mum, Ami, died, and as we plan our Christmas it will be very different without her there. Previously I would have hosted her at my place on Christmas Day. I could not leave her in her aged care residence (aka, her prison) on Christmas day. We might not do anything too special, but a least she could get out for the day.
This year, I will go to my younger brother Darryl and his partner Kay’s for lunch, then come home to a Christmas dinner with my housemate Chrissie. She has no immediate family to spend the day with either.
I had wondered before Mum died how I would be after her passing, whether I would be inconsolable with grief after the loss of such a significant relationship. I have found that for me this has not been the case. After the road trip I went on to scatter her ashes, and the celebration we had for her at Gondwana I have been happy to get on with my life.
The picture I drew of her, called Last Request, has been hung in a local council sponsored Art Exhibition with the theme New Beginnings. To link with this theme I wrote: Continue reading “An Adventurous and Creative Heart”