Wednesday, 26 September 2012

My mum....so many beautiful memories...

As the tears gently roll down my cheeks this morning.... it is 10 years today since I talked to my mum for the very last time....  We were holidaying in Victoria and we had a flat tyre in our rental car so I picked up the mobile phone as we were waiting, to tell mum about our adventures... She was always so excited to hear my voice but that day she was in a hurry because a friend was driving her to stay with my sister who had broken her arm and shoulder in an accident... She kept apologising that she had to go and couldn't talk for long....  Her last words to me were I am so sorry darlin,  I have to go I love you ... She talked to all five of her children that day.... A few hours later life changed for us forever... so suddenly without warning mum had a cerebral hemorrhage which would take her life 3 days later... She was only 74 years young and one of the fittest people I knew....I am going to tell you a little about this incredible lady over the next couple of days...I was just a twinkle in her eye in the photo above but children were her life.... and the story continues....

3 comments:

paige said...

oh friend.....

tears.....

lulu and family said...

thank you for sharing, cathy. precious photo, too.

Amanda said...

Oh Cathy, my mum died of the same thing equally suddenly 21 years ago directly after I spoke to her about a health crisis I was having at the time. You never get over losing you mum and the urge to phone her still hits me even after all these years and all the wonderful milestones she has missed and would have enjoyed with me. I still wonder how my life would have been different if she was around. I feel for you today.