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Yesterday, the very kind Romy posted about my fairly poorly designed and fledgling blog, which has seen my viewing numbers skyrocket from a few robot computers in strange places like South Korea and Russia and a few real Australian viewers (likely just me looking at my own blog) to real people who have read my posts, joined as followers and left some lovely comments. Such a very nice surprise at the end of what was a very sad day for me.
Yesterday morning my beautiful mother died from Cancer. I started the blog as a bit of a distraction as for the past week I have been sitting by her bedside with my two Sisters and Father, waiting. It was much nicer to think about gardening and pretty things when taking a break from the hospital vigil.
I will not write a eulogy to her here, maybe I will do that some other time when I have had more time to settle my rather jumbled thoughts. I will say that she was an extraordinary person though, and I was so very lucky to have had such a wonderful Mother.
When my Mother first became ill a year ago, she was initially in a shared room with another lady on the Cancer ward of a hospital in North Adelaide. There was a constant stream of friends coming to visit, and masses of flowers delivered every day. We were sitting by her bedside all that first week (she was very unwell and not conscious for that time), and I remember apologising to the lady in the other bed as my mother was finally given a private room and moved, saying that at least she would have a much quieter time without everyone traipsing past her bed to my mother. She said "I didn't mind in the least. She must be a very special person to have so many friends and family come to see her". And she was.
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