It's especially hard for my mum now. As many of you would know from following this blog, and just from your own personal experiences, when you lose someone close to you, special days are generally overshadowed by the milestone of "wow, another year since so and so" passed. It adds a layer of sadness to the day which never really leaves, no matter how many years have passed.
So for us, it's been 3 years since we lost my brother, which means it's been 3 years since mum and dad lost their son. There was another recent memorial/dedication in his honour this weekend in the Flinders Ranges which my parents travelled to. It therefore felt extra important to do something more for Mothers Day this year so mum didn't come home from what was surely a difficult trip for them to make to a mothers day spent alone.
And so, I will get to spend Mothers Day with my mum for the first time in many years which will be nice. The day will be spent travelling around to the boy's footy matches, but that's okay, at least we will all be together. I figure we can even do a Mothers Day dinner the night before, surely that's not against the rules.
What do you have planned for Mothers Day this year?
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