Courage and Strength
by Kearin Lee
(Skye Victoria Australia)
My mum passed away on the 27th September 2012, due to a congenital heart condition. She wasn't meant to have any children but ended up having a set of twins and 2 others all girls.
My mum had a sad life not much seemed to go her way, but she was incredibly strong and determined. Through her sickness especially the last couple of years she became quite understandably depressed as she could'nt do all the things she wanted too and was practically bedridden, a heart transplant was her only option. Part of the workup had been done but she still had a few more tests to see if she would be a suitable candidate. Unfortunately time ran out and she was taken at 68 years of age. The loss is devestating, she was an amazing woman who always had time to listen to anyone always put everyone else first. I only hope that we can be at least half the person she was. I miss her so much my children now have no grandparents as my dad has passed as well. And the feeling of having no parents myself is very scary, I feel like there is no one looking out for me anymore. An orphan it doesn't feel right and I hope this feeling will pass.
Thanks for listening.