30th June 2010
was the fifth anniversary of Annette’s passing to lighter realms.
On that day I was
cutting purple material for Annette’s granddaughter Kirralee’s
school production. Kirralee was curled up under a purple doona watching TV
and grandson Nelson was reading a book with a purple cover. Annette
couldn’t have been much closer.
Although Mum is not
around in a physical form, we are still regularly graced with her presence
and good will. Sometimes we even request she come and support us as we know
her energy is positive and strong. It may be a new course I’ll be
facilitating or reading with a large group of children, or the kids when
they’re in sporting finals or exams where they need to be relaxed and calm.
She loved being involved with her family.
At other times I will
unwittingly select one of her purple hankies to put in my pocket, or we
hear a familiar saying drift through our conversation, or we are eating her
favourite foods. She is still very close to us and we love her dearly