A tragic reminder…

A tragic reminder - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

The past few weeks have been tough for me, family and friends as we were reminded of just how precious life is and the importance of treasuring each and every moment with the ones we love the most.

Originally, I had planned to take a short media hiatus over the last school holidays to enjoy some time with my children. But the importance of spending time with the ones I love the most was highlighted in the most awful of circumstances when I received the news that a dear friend had passed away.

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Bringing some comfort to my grief

Bringing some comfort to my grief - Ever-changing Life of a MumThe other week my mum gave me one of the most precious gifts she could have ever given to me.

As I opened the small box I saw a lovely heart shaped gold locket with butterflies etched on the front. Now while the locket is beautiful, it wasn’t until I opened the locket itself that I discovered the enormity of what I had been given.

Placed inside was a piece of my dad’s wedding ring.

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Farewell Dad, forever in my heart

Farewell Dad - Ever-changing Life of a MumEven with all of those years of work in journalism and communications behind me, nothing can prepare you to write your own dad’s eulogy and the feelings it evokes inside you.

Sadly, my dad passed away last week which is why I have been totally off the grid recently. Continue reading…