On Monday evening, at 9:30, surrounded by my father and her children, my mother died peacefully, in a room overflowing with love. I am so thankful I was here.
Mom’s life was filled with the joy of being a mother and wife. She supported my father in their life together, and was secure in the knowledge that her children and her grandchildren all followed their dreams. Dreams and careers which saw them travel to all parts of the globe with her and my father’s blessings.
She loved the embroidery I did, often asking my father to print a photo of something I was working on so she could show all her friends. She taught me to sew, to draw, to understand colour, to have confidence in my own creative ability. She was the perfect mother.
I will miss her so much.