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10 Years

I’m not sure what to say … yesterday, I was trying to work out what I should write for a 10 year post. On 29 September 2009, my daughter, Clea, drowned on Lalomanu Beach, Samoa in a tsunami along with … Continue reading

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500 weeks

Today (30 April 2019), it is 500 weeks or 3,500 days since Clea died. I don’t really know what to say. I was listing in my head all the places we have visited in the past 500 weeks. It was … Continue reading

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Another Year

On Tuesday more milestones will be passed. Clea’s brothers will start Year 9 and Clea’s friends will begin Year 11 at new schools. And it will be 489 weeks since Clea died. We’ve already had our 10th Christmas without Clea … Continue reading

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Year 10

It’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 … Continue reading

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Fight or flight

I’m like everyone else, I’m waiting for me to feel better about myself. Unfortunately, I’ve come to understand that I am not going to feel better and that these past eight years of being relentlessly sad have taken their toll … Continue reading

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How to Talk to a Parent who is in Grief

Originally posted on Grief: One Woman's Perspective:
Ran across this article today by Samantha Hayward, and thought I would pass it along.  “How to talk to a parent who is in grief. From someone who’s been there.” Samantha’s oldest…

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WORMS (white, old, religious men – sad)

It frustrates me more and more each day to see how old white religious men still maintain control over our world. They can’t let go. It’s a sad, sad world run by old white men. And I should point out … Continue reading

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