Friday, February 3, 2012
CELEBRATING MY MOTHER
My mother died peacefully surrounded by many of her family late on Saturday night. 11.25pm January 28th 2012, aged 96 years.
Mum loved the sea and went for a morning swim nearly every morning from December to April until her 89th year. She had a few swims in the two following years until her heart was simply not strong enough for her to walk from the house to the ocean and back and also shower etc.
I want to put a series of photos of the beach and sea views Mum loved and lived with for many years. My photos are on an external drive and I'm a bit challenged getting them sorted and into a place where I can up-load them. I'll leave that for another day when I can sit quietly for while.
It's been a great week. A sad, emotional time but amazing. And we have a lot of stuff going on including travelling to New Plymouth to a dear friend's funeral, catching up with our son in Rotorua who was too sick to be with the family this week. In 6 days we fly to Christchurch for 2 weeks to be with family there.
This journal is being neglected but I'm keeping up with my Records on Improving My Health with daily entries. I also write notes about our daily life and how things are going. I write there daily so feel free to look in but remember there is also boring stuff about my weight loss efforts.