Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Illustration Friday - (On) Edge


A new year has begun slowly and with uncertainty. To say I'm feeling a little "on edge" would be putting it mildly. I feel strange talking about this here but as you've all been so lovely I feel I need to tell you the end of the story that drifted into my IF submission a few months ago. On the 22nd December as my dad, my sister Tara and I held her close, my beautiful mum died peacefully. She had battled for six years with lymphoma. She was strong and fearless and even though I am missing her like crazy I know she had battled enough and is now at peace. We have spent three months living in my parents house with my sister, my dad and my family. Today is the day we edge our way into the real world, beyond the comfort of being so close in grieve and love. I'm not sure I'm ready but I know she's out there somewhere watching over me.

10 comments:

  1. I am sorry for your loss Claire..Hopefully 2013 will be better!!

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  2. Hi Claire, when these things happen, all the words, that you can hear make little sense. but it is true that if you tell us what happened, we can not fail to tell you something (a tiny little word, at least)
    I think we've all been through this, and it is from here that the protagonist of the story are your children, they are who bear the legacy of your parents and they are the future, your future.
    You are strong. you look forward, she will guide you along the way.
    I send you a warm hug

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  3. I'm really sorry that your mom passed away.I'm sure that She is your guardian angel now.
    Big Hug from me.

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  4. I'm sorry for the loss of your wonderful mum, Claire. Families are forever, you will see her again.

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  5. So sorry to hear it, Claire. If we all have to go, that sounds like a good way to do it. Wishing you joy in all your memories, when you get there, and for making many more.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum, Claire. At a time like this, words seem so inadequate. I hope you are able to find solace in the emotional closeness of your family, when physical closeness is no longer possible.... *hugs!* -Mit

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  7. Dear Claire
    I am so sorry for your loss. That is a very sad time for you and your family. My thoughts are with you.

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  8. So very sorry for your loss Claire, my thoughts are with you and your family. It is so very difficult to lose a parent, no matter when, no matter how, having lost my father just a few years ago and well before it seemed his time, I understand that on edge notion. I feel him often and take comfort in that.

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  9. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Claire - sending love and best wishes your way.

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  10. Sorry to hear about your Mum. Glad that she died peacefully.

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