Gratitude.

I don’t know how to best express it, except to say thank you.  Thank you from
all of us for your calls, your messages, your notes.  It isn’t a platitude when
I say that it really does mean the world.

Mum would not have wanted us to mope around and be miserable.  In fact, one of the last things she said to me  was: “don’t look so worried, go do something!”

And so I will.  I will do my very best to hold her near to me, to take her on my adventures, to tell the kids stories about her life and to look back on the good and not dwell on the bad.  We owed her that much, I think.  She wasn’t perfect, but perhaps she was the perfect fit for us.

A celebration of her life will be held in Knowlton on October 13th at 2pm at the Lakeview Inn.  More than anything I hope at it will be an occasion to reconnect with friends and family and remember as she would have liked: with tales, laughter and a few tears.

Rory wanted to make me feel better. So he drew me some apples.

 

 

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One Reply to “Gratitude.”

  1. I love this post Christine and I was so sorry to hear about your loss, Tim only told me just the other day. We are thinking of you and sending you love, and of course, I would be happy to draw you some apples too, if it would help ease the pain of your loss even a tiny bit. Much love from the McD’s. XX

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