This is a tribute to a woman who was strong and thoughtful and smart and sassy and classy and so much more. Forgive me for impersonally typing a deeply personal letter, but I have so many thoughts I want to get out quickly and typing is my best way to do that. In our pledge class, I was sort of intimidated by you because you were so self-assured, poised and smart!
Share via Email It's been a year since you left us, Mum. You are still my first and last thought each day.
The pain of losing you will never ease. You have another grandchild now, and I know you would have loved her with the same passion with which you loved me, my sister and two brothers. You did everything with passion, and maybe that was what destroyed you. You cared too deeply for those you loved, but especially for us, your beloved children.
When your own father struggled with depression, you were selfless in your devotion, visiting the hospital several times a day. Your kindness towards others was inspirational. When you began to get ill, I was confused. I was very unhappy. Maybe it was the stigma of mental illness, or they thought they could protect me, but I would have understood, Mum.
You struggled so hard to overcome the highs and lows of your disorder.
I was so proud of you. You still managed to look after us and carry on teaching even after you were ill. After that first stay in hospital, things never really returned to normal. Although your illness was to devastate our family, I have so many happy memories before the darkness set in.
You always told me you were happiest surrounded by children, that is one of the things that made you so special; I know you loved me so much. I remember the caravan holidays in Newcastle with our granny and cousins. It was in our secret place, the Rocky Beach, where several natural water pools seemed magically hidden among the mountains, that I was happiest.
You told me near the end of your life that it was on those long summer days at Rocky Beach that you also experienced the most contented days of your life. We swam and played with our cousins and friends who wanted to come along.
Your picnics and heart were always big enough for all of us. There were to be many dark days for both of us over the years. After your death, life didn't mean much to me but I know you'd want me to stay and make the best of it.
It broke my heart to watch you struggle with the mad ups and the devastating, mind-numbing downs. I know you tried so very hard to stay but when you felt you were letting us down, you decided it would be better to leave this world and allow us get on with our lives in peace.
I have never doubted your love for me. You were the best and only mum I have ever wanted. We scattered your ashes at Rocky Beach.There was so much in what she left after her death, A letter I just rediscovered after writing that previous sentence suggests that if I want to become a writer I should “keep a journal.
After the death is announced, the letter should briefly touch upon the details leading up to the individual's demise, which is especially helpful to the recipients if the death was unexpected.
If the death was the result of a long illness, it is appropriate to give details about the type and length of the illness.
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Steps. Part 1. Getting Writing Supplies. 1. Find an appropriate card. and it is still thoughtful to send your condolences a month or two after the death. 2 80%(22). A letter to my mum, a year after her death The letter you always wanted to write Fri 23 Sep EDT First published on Fri 23 Sep EDT.
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