To Mother with Love

Today is Mother’s 12th anniversary and it feels incredible that so many years could have slipped by since her death.

Anyone who dips in and out of this blog will know that she and Dad, who died 16 months after her, are very much part of my everyday life in terms of their inspiration and love.

It always seems important to mark the anniversary by consorting with nature so I headed out to the swan family very early this morning and drove out along the coast here in Co. Waterford that Mother loved so much and where we shared so many happy moments. It was perfect, even though I am still wibbly wobbly after Covid vaccine 2.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

21 thoughts on “To Mother with Love”

  1. My Mom has been gone since 1996, think of her almost every day, I was lucky enough in 2007 and 2014 to raise a glass on her anniversary while on two of my trips to Ireland, she would have loved to have gone with me.

  2. I’m still trying to believe it being 8 years since my father died last May 23rd. Time is a funny thing. And what a lovely place to visit to commemorate your mother.

  3. A beautiful post and beautiful photos πŸ’œπŸ’œ, I miss my parents so muchπŸ’œ. Tomorrow, 3rd of June , will be the first year anniversary of hubby’s mother. She diednof covid in hospital a month after her 100th birthday.πŸ’œ

  4. Lovely words and images. I find I’m more affected by the season, as both my parents died in Autumn, as I’m not a date person. Though the seasonal thing as lessened with time, though I do remember them every day and also their birthdays and Christmas of course.

  5. An uplifting post in strange times – an elongated winter of the mind. Soon to pass…

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