Monday, April 18, 2016


A couple of nights out into our cruise I received word my dear mum had passed away. My family requested I keep sailing as due to the circumstances of her death there had to be a coroners inquiry….so the funeral would be delayed anyway.
I did try to enjoy my cruise….and meeting Chris, Lyn and Lee-Anne was the best !!  Ted got to meet up with some of his ham radio friends along the way too. 

I was okay while we were travelling, but once I got home and walked to the phone to ring her and tell her I was home reality set in and the grief was overwhelming. At the funeral I lost the plot. A lot of emotions to deal with yet, one is not making the time to go see her before I left on the cruise (even though on the day I could go she said not too as she had plans).
It is believed but not yet confirmed that mum had a stroke as she was walking out in her garden after de-heading her roses, she fell causing a massive head injury and died trying to get inside.  That hurts knowing no-one was with her, that no-one knew till the next day, that she layed outside cold and alone. People did visit that day she died but because she had the front door locked everyone assumed she was out with friends. 

Right I am off to work…tears are streaming down my face, I just can't talk about it anymore. So soon after Paul, the double whammy grief is hurting so much. 
Love you mum xx Miss you Paul xx


  1. So sorry to hear Jen - sending heaps of hugs your way xox

  2. Words don't help I know - but just want you to know that I'm feeling for you and your dreadful sorrow. x

  3. What a shock for you all. My thoughts are with you, luv Anne

  4. :( my heart cries for you too, my prayers and hugs are with you and your family...

  5. So sorry to hear about your loss!!!

  6. I am so far behind in blogs and trying to catch up slowly. So sorry to hear about your mum. And so sorry we never caught up. Life has been interesting here.