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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Family Matters...

Looking at UKScrappers this morning, I saw the Sunday Bloggers prompt, I haven't done a blog prompt for a long time, so thought I would have a go today. The prompt was...

"Family Matters - what is your background, are you part of a big or small family, are you close? how often do you see your family, and is there anything you would like to improve or change about your family life?"

In my direct family there was just Mum & Dad and my little sister Tracey. We are all very close. When Mum was in hospital, the other ladies in her room commented on how they had never seen such a close family, and they could see how much we all loved and liked each other. We have been on holiday together numerous times, and even though there are often little arguments, we always have a wonderful time. Now Mum is no longer with us and is just watching from Heaven, I know she would be proud. She would be pleased how we have all supported each other through loosing her. It will be 4 years in May, still feels like yesterday. Although I now live just over one hours drive away, I still see them a couple of times a month. I will drive down and spend the whole day and evening with them. We will often have a takeaway, and sit down a chat. I will take photos, and sometimes take some of my crafting bits with me as her two youngest love to make stuff with me. Now my Mum was one of nine (7 Sisters and 1 Brother) and they were not that close. Saying that Mum was one of the few of them that had regular contact with them all. She was the one who would call for a chat, email a joke, or arrange to pop around for coffee. Dad is one of five (2 Sisters & 2 Brothers) they are closer, but I have noticed that they are not as close since Mum died...I have decided that Mum was the glue that held so many family matters together. I try to be like her, but I don't know how she did it...she was one in a million. If I can be just a little bit like her, I will be a happy woman.

4 comments:

chloe said...

Caz, this is beautiful - it must have been really difficult for you losing your mum but it's so great that you still keep in touch with everyone, I'm sure she's so proud that you have taken over as the "glue" xx

Claire said...

I know how you feel Caz I lost my Dad May last year, 2 days after his 65th birthday!
We have lost touch with his family which is sad but we are still close to our immediate family, and I live 1hr away too.
Keep it up hun xx

Paula said...

Beautiful post.
My Mum died 33 years ago, but it still seems like yesterday. I'm hoping she is proud of me, I craft just like she did!!

Linda said...

Caz,I hope your 'glue' works for a long time to come, your mum would be proud I am sure.