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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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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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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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The Bookmark

This is one of my bookmarks. Bookmark I wasn’t sure what it was until Clea’s teacher sat beside me on the flight to Samoa to open the Clea Salavert Library, a year after Clea’s death. She told me that it … Continue reading

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Clea Salavert Wykes Reading Awards

Reading is important in our house. We have many, many books; some of our bookshelves have books stacked two rows deep and it is difficult to see the books in the second row. We make our sons read every day, … Continue reading

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