“What the heart has once owned and had,
it shall never lose.”
Henry Ward Beecher
Today is 4 years since mum left me … and there isn’t a day I don’t think about her or talk to her. But I also want to remember her best friend Inger, that became like a second daughter to mum and a sister to me, she lost her fight against cancer 11 months ago.
Two very special, powerful and certain women with hearts of gold … they never gave in for anything, neither it was sickness or social irregularities. True fighters for them they loved and for themselves.
There were times they … drove me mad, because they never gave in! *smile – they were always right and knew everything … but so did I!!!! *laughing
Both mum’s and Inger’s aches are lowered at sea in the same place – outside Brantevik’s harbour. Not that I believe in a life after death, but if there is .. I know they are looking after each other and have a great time together. I hope that they haven’t started smoking again.
Today, as I have the last 3 years … did I walk down to the seafront … to lite a candle and put down a rose for mum. But today I put down 2 roses … they didn’t have any Memory Lane roses in the flower shop, so I took 2 white roses with a little bit red and a little heart in each.
By the time I reached the seafront the sun was gone … and it was quite chilly in the wind. Had to wade out to the rocks, the water was very shallow and pleasantly warm.
After I placed the roses and the candle in the rocks .. I bought an ice cream. Mum loved ice cream … bought 3 scoops – one for each of us – and I sat there looking out at the sea, thinking about good time and less good times I had with the two ladies.
They are okay … now and they have each other … and we that is left behind has all the memories … that keep our hearts warm every day.
Girls, I miss you ….. so!!!! And I’m sure you miss us too!!!!