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Good People

Every so often someone comes along to restore your faith in humanity. About three weeks ago, my sons’ football coach approached my husband to say that he was very sorry that we had lost Clea and that he hadn’t known. … Continue reading

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I Don’t Do Christmas

I always feel obliged to preface that statement with ‘I’m sorry but’ so the title should actually read ‘I’m sorry but I don’t do Christmas’. I don’t do Bayram or Hanukkah or any other religious celebration either. People look at … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort

A had a call during the week – a friend asking advice on how she could support her sister who had lost her small son in a tragic accident. I have also recently been involved in helping another friend prepare … Continue reading

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All pain is the same

“Now I know. All pain is the same. Only the details are different.” ‘The Yellow Birds’ by Kevin Powers. During the week, Amaroo School held a fundraiser for a family who are in need of spending time together. They had … Continue reading

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Keeping the Dead Alive

Clea has been dead for 182 weeks (that is three and half years) and I am finding life very difficult. I spend a great deal of my time trying desperately to keep Clea alive. I do many, many small things … Continue reading

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175 Weeks

Yesterday, it was 175 weeks since my daughter died in Samoa. What does that mean, you may ask? Well, 175 weeks is almost three and a half years. It is 175 weeks of counting time; of counting the weeks since … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Chickie

This is our fourth Christmas without Clea. We are in Hoi An, Vietnam, trying to avoid any Christmas celebrations. Clea’s brothers no longer believe in Santa Claus so I do not have to pretend to deliver any presents. We have … Continue reading

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Travelling without Clea

We still travel. Clea died while we were travelling. We went on a holiday and she didn’t come back with us. We still travel but it is not the same. Travelling has lost its spark for me. We travel for … Continue reading

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Learning Journey

Last night, I went to my sons’ learning journeys. My husband went with them before school. It is a yearly event at their school. Students from preschool to Year 5 show their parents around their classroom, play games with them … Continue reading

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The Biscuit

The little boy lies on a rattan mat next to his mother as his brother walks around and around them in continuous circles. His eyes follow his brother’s circuit. He doesn’t focus on the other people surrounding them. He’s still … Continue reading

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