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Seven Years

Seven years ago I promised my daughter that when we returned from our holiday in Samoa that we would replace the curtains in her room and repaint her room. Seven years later, I have finally managed to replace her curtains, … Continue reading

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How long do we live?

Today, I start 16 weeks of long service leave. Last week, Clea’s brothers turned 12 years old. In 10 days’ time, we will leave for Chile, Bolivia and Peru. And in about five weeks time, I will be 50 years … Continue reading

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We’re Skating

“We’re skating” Clea would say as she slipped around the new cork floor in her socks. Today is my daughter’s 13th birthday. She desperately wanted to go ice skating during the July school holidays in 2009. We are 6 1/2 … Continue reading

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Legacy

I read a rather powerful post about legacy not long ago on a very aptly named blog called Struggle Each Minute (www.struggleeachminute.wordpress.com). There were many parts of this post to which I can relate. The basic tenet is that your … 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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See Ya

We’ve packed our bags for a trip overseas. As I packed, I knew that within a few days I would have to say goodbye to Clea, yet again, because she can no longer travel with us; only in our hearts. … Continue reading

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