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250 Weeks

250 weeks have passed since my eldest and only daughter drowned on a beach in Samoa, struck by a never-ending wave of tsunami. She was 6 3/4 years old. She would be 11 3/4 years now. I continue to count … Continue reading

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‘Facing Reality’ Days

I have been trying to think of something profound and interesting to write on my blog because of Christmas and the new year but nothing profound has come to me. This time of the year is hard for all those … Continue reading

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A Meaningful Life

Clea’s death 207 weeks ago forced me to rethink my life and what a meaningful life may be. Her death came as a cataclysmic shock to me. I was totally unprepared. My whole reason for being folded beneath me and … 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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The Compassionate Friends

There is a group of people who get together on the first Tuesday evening of each month to share their stories and support each other. These groups meet all over the world on a regular basis. They are The Compassionate … Continue reading

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Image of a Man

On this day of solitude (Good Friday) I want to share this enduring image of a man which I hold in my mind. This is a man who I only know because Clea died and because she died in a place … 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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