Meditation

Day 1: Sitting cross-legged watching the waves roll toward me, I thought to myself how good it was to be out of the house as I tried to get comfortable. It had been a while since I’d felt like going anywhere I didn’t need to. Note to self; I must add more to my need…

Growing

As we adapt to a strange and fast-changing world, my little family are experiencing lots of growth and change outside of the COVID epidemic that comes naturally with growing children. Or more correctly, growing teens. My firstborn, granted only by a minute or so, Baden, has now entered the workforce. He has secured an apprenticeship…

Three years

Time doesn’t heal all wounds. You are as much missing from our lives now as the day you died, and you will be missing still from everything we do today and in the future. That hurts more than is explainable.

Cottage 64

Seven months after my husband Brendan passed I purchased a beautiful cottage in the medical precinct of Taree for the children and me. This is her story. I had an overwhelming amount of decisions to make in the seven months between losing my husband and buying the cottage. Organising Bren’s funeral service, just hours after…

May

Reflection: Edited from original post. The month of May had always been my happy month. Mothers Day and my birthday month made for celebrations and having loads of extra love and attention heaped on me by my husband and kids. Who doesn’t love that? I loved the month of May, and then in 2014, it…

Mum

When you grow up with a Mum like mine, and I hope yours, you never really imagine that one day she will be gone. That day came too soon for my sisters and me, and so today, we celebrate our first mothers day without our beautiful Mum. Thank you, Mum, for teaching your three girls…

Results are In

On Friday I was tested at the Taree Clinic for Covid19 after being referred by the nurse at my doctor’s surgery. I have had a persistent dry cough, but no other symptoms so I was pretty sure the results would be negative and thankfully they were. Although it took several hours of ringing the clinic…

Time to Think

ISO 2020 has stepped up a notch at home this weekend. I have had a persistent cough for about 10 days and was advised by the nurse at my doctor’s surgery to go to the covid19 clinic yesterday to be tested for coronavirus. I can’t leave the house till the results come through. I am…

It Comes and Goes in Waves

Today, driving back to the beach, I was thinking about Bren and the pain he suffered in the last months of his life. I have thought about it a lot since isolating against Covid19. His pain was so intense we had to prepare him for toilet breaks and he would have to recover from them….

ISO 2020

I can do boring. I love a binge-worthy series or reading a book and I like to write my thoughts down. I don’t even mind oversharing them. Bren, however, would have hated ISO 2020. He was always outside. Whether surfing, training or just mowing the lawn, he was energy in motion and hated being contained….