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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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Fa’aleaga, Marsela and Mary

Marsela remembers my husband as the one who told her to run. She quickly grabbed her two month old son and tried to reach for her mother as well. Fa’aleaga grabbed his daughter. And they ran. Like us, they ran … 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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The Weather

Until Clea died, I had no understanding of the importance of talking about the weather. I knew there was some significance in talking about the weather when you were trying to avoid certain issues or topics but I didn’t understand … Continue reading

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Clea’s Love Diary

In June 2009, Clea used the old laptop to write what she called ‘A Love Diary’. She was six years old. I have not changed any of her words:   A RECOUNT ABOUT MY WEEKEND. I LOVE B  FOR BRIGITTE. … Continue reading

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Clean Straw For Nothing

“Perhaps they are the lucky people, after all, the unthinking ones, taking it as it comes and not questioning it.” George Johnston, Clean Straw For Nothing. My parents have sold their farm and will settle and move soon. They will … Continue reading

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