Year 10

MacyIt’s almost the end of yet another year. Time keeps ticking away.

In September, we marked nine years of life without Clea. Soon it will be Christmas and in less than one month, Clea would be 16 years old.

Clea would have finished Year 10 at the end of last week. Through the glories of social media, I have watched the many and varied formal events of her friends and acquaintances – all the beautiful young women and handsome young men.

Last Tuesday,  we attended the Amaroo School Year 10 awards ceremony – Clea’s year 10 awards ceremony. I went to represent my daughter. It gave me some pleasure to see how much they had all grown and to watch her friends presented with awards.

I presented the Clea Salavert Wykes Endeavour award recognising a student who has demonstrated consistent application and enthusiasm for learning.

I was very glad that the recipient of the award was someone we knew and, more importantly, someone Clea knew. It was also an honour to present the award to a family who has been very kind and generous to us over the past nine years. Well done to Macy.

It was also nice to be given the corsage that one of Clea’s friends wore that day – thanks Laura.Laura's rose


About huntersoledad

Mother of three. Bereaved mother of one. Survivor and victim of 2009 Samoan tsunami. Could be if would be writer.
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