I carry your joy with me. We three had some laughs. Memories of the holidays shared in cottages by the sea. The twinkle in your eyes as we raised our glasses. Daddy’s little dance as he tried to learn the latest steps.
I welcome your heavenly embrace of reassurance every day. You gave me the gifts of unshakable optimism and tenacity.
I am honoured to be like you. I’m at ease on my earthly path knowing that one day we’ll celebrate eternity together. In missing you, I’ve grown strong, for none can stand in your place.
“I love you. Do I make you proud, mummy and daddy?”
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
I’m a fortunate child who had loving parents. I miss them terribly.
Written in honour of their memory.
Her first love is writing and has been honing her craft for many years. With painting her second love, her art is locally recognised for its seascapes. Well travelled, she once took a cruiser out to Alcatraz where she was locked in solitary confinement for an hour. "That hour, felt like days," she recalls with a sense of accomplishment.