Saturday, 31 March 2012


I love sunsets; I feel a sense of peace in them. I watched the sky change colour tonight from the bright blue of the afternoon sun to the deep crimson showing through the blackened trunks of the gum trees. The sun set on my eldest sons life far too early and I still struggle with losing him. It still feels like he is on a holiday and just hasn't found his way back home yet. Occasionally the thought comes to my mind, 'he will be home soon'. The truth is he is already home and will wait for me.
The sunset reminds me of him, I am not sure why. I guess my last three posts have been all about him as it is his anniversary the day after tomorrow. The photo below was taken on his second anniversary, looking west over the ocean in a suburb not too far from our home. It was one of his favourite places to go to catch up with friends, attend a music festival or just cruise on his bike. 
We just sat on the sea wall and watched the gulls wheeling overhead, the boats drifting on the breeze and the waves gently overlapping on the shore and felt at peace; perhaps that is his gift to us.
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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Our Group Challenges - March

The challenge for our group for March was to find something positive, something marvellous no matter how small, photograph it and scrap it. We have all been going through a tough time for different reasons and it is easy to forget that there are special moments too.
I love walking at the lake near my home; no matter how often I go there I see something new or see it in a different way. The sunrise and sunsets are stunning and there is a new vista from every angle. It is at this lake that I last saw my eldest son, it is at this lake that I found the strength to recover from losing him, it is at this lake that I find peace; it is my joy.
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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Once Upon A Sketch - March 15 Challenge

I love challenge sites and follow several although I rarely have time to play. The topic of the March 15 Challenge could not be missed; we lost our beautiful eldest son in April 2009 and his passing has left a huge gap in our lives. The photos were laying together on my scrap desk even though they were not related in time, they were calling to be used. Everything fell together very easily and quickly, It was a story wanting to be told. The journalling has been written around the edge of the page.
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