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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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Fifteen

My beautiful daughter would be 15 years old today but she has been dead for 432 weeks. As usual, I’ve taken flowers and a cupcake to the cemetery where she lies beneath the ground. This time of the year is … Continue reading

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Mothers’ Day (or almost 400 weeks)

Mothers’ Day doesn’t mean a lot to me. We never made a big deal of it before Clea died either.  When the children were younger they would make things for me such as bookmarks or photo frames from childcare or … Continue reading

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