I am a bereaved mother trying to work out how to live in this world. I am the mother of three children – one daughter, two sons. We are all survivors and victims of 29 September 2009 Samoan tsunami; an event that has changed our lives for ever.
Why Hunter Soledad? Hunter is my middle name and Soledad is my daughter’s middle name.
I hope that some of my posts will give people an insight into my world and an understanding of how I feel living without my daughter. I would like people to understand that my grieving and my life is not a choice; it is a reality and a nightmare. I am unable to tell people how I feel but I can write it down.
I hope that some of my posts will assist those who have also lost a child. I know that other people’s posts have helped me.
“He knew how frail is the memory of loved ones. How we close our eyes and speak to them. How we long to hear their voices once again, and how those voices and those memories grow faint and faint until what was flesh and blood is no more than echo and shadow. In the end perhaps not even that.” Cormac McCarthy, ‘Cities of the Plain’, The Border Trilogy, p. 937, 2002, London.