Music is this weeks twinchie challenge & I had made one before all the upheaval so with yesterday's music in my head I realised I had to share both my art and my sorrow. Please forgive...
Saturday, 31 May 2014
I'm posting this from the south of France - I know! I'm not supposed to be out of the country until July but..... Disaster struck this household yet again. Mum fell on the 5th of May & broke her hip, the opposite one from 18 months ago. They kept her in hospital for a few days as they were worried about a "chest infection" that has been there for years and never got to the bottom of. She was released from hospital on the 22, 2 days after their 59th wedding anniversary! a fact that she was sadly unaware of as she has been suffering with dementia for a few years. On Sunday it was French Mother's Day but again this passed in a haze. On Tuesday my dad rang to tell me that she had slipped away in her sleep, peace for her at last. Well, I jumped on a plane as soon as I could and managed to be here in time for the cremation yesterday, no words, no service as such, just music! I've been cheated of my mum by a horrible illness and now by death itself, we were looking forward to celebrating my dad's 80th, her 85th and aunties 90th. Mum & Auntie were both called Pam, their birthdays 7 days apart and now their funerals have happened 2 weeks apart - they are both going to be much missed.