Taking time out
byon 18-06-2011 at 11:22 PM (689 Views)
I have not been posting for a while, partly I left off because things got so bad with mum that there was nothing left to say. Then, just as things got a little better, my daughter's housemate at university lost her mother very quickly to cancer, quite young, and my daughter;s close friend here at home lost her 6 month baby to cot death, all in the last two weeks. My view on life is different just now. I found myself sitting in a house with a family I didn't know hearing all about this wonderful woman who had just died, seeing the photos and looking out at the marquee in the garden in which they had all celebrated the son's wedding only three weeks before, bringing it forward by a year because they knew time was short. I didn't go to the baby;s funeral yesterday, my daughter did, and came home looking absolutely shattered, late at night, having spent the evening looking after her friend who may never recover from this.
I don't know if this will explain my absence to those of you who may read blogs, and to my friends here who may happen to wonder where I am and bother to look. I hope you understand.