• Life Matters

    A Daughter’s Reflection

    On the 8th April I wrote on the subject title ‘Living to die’ and now I am writing a daughter’s reflection on the passing of my mother, Valma Jean, on 13th April 2019. My mother was 92 years old. On my last post I wrote about my sister Christine and I spending time with our mother, 9-12 hours a day. We did this not because it was our duty but because we loved our mother. My other siblings, Trish, Debbie and Michael also spent time with our mother in between work and family commitments. Christine and I concluded by Wednesday 10th April that our mother was in the active phase…

  • Life Matters

    Living to die

    Living is such an important part of our lives, but do we think for a moment we are living to die? We do all the regular things, the things we are familiar with, birth, growing up, partners, starting a family and so the cycle goes on. We are born and we to continue living until we die. Death is an event that none of us can escape. You may be the worlds smartest person, the worlds richest person but you are living to die! My intention is not to sound morbid, but once again I may be touching on a subject that many or most want to ignore. That is,…

  • Life Day By Day

    Words

    Without words not much would be said! A statement of the obvious! Being able to speak and have a language is amazing if we give it some thought. When we first learn to speak it is done one word at a time and after a while we have the ability to string words together. It is called communication. Yes, words help us to communicate more fully than if we did not have a words, a language. I have a great interest in words, in the written word and the formulation of words to make sense of what is happening in my life and the world around me. Words form sentences…