A Dedication

I dedicate this post to a dear friend of mine, who’s life was forever changed one year ago today. Her son passed away and I cannot imagine the grief and pain she has endured. As a mother my heart aches, as a friend I wish I could take away a little of her suffering, as a human being I wish she didn’t have to go through this.

She is the most incredible lady with a fierce strength and resilience and I admire her so much. There were so many things she battled at this time and many would have collapsed under the weight of such heavy grief and loss. She showed tremendous courage and dignity regardless of what was happening around her. She is an inspiration to everyone.

As parents we are blessed with children and they become our reason to better ourselves and our love for them is like no other love. They grow into their own person, individuals with their own ideas and opinions but they are always our children. We nurture them, we hold them and want to take any hurt they have away, we protect them and we give them space so they can become the person they are destined to be. We never stop loving them or worrying about them and the heartbreak of losing them is unimaginable.

To my readers hold your children close and ensure they know how much you love them. To my friend, you are one hell of a lady! You are still the most compassionate and caring person even through everything you have endured. Everyone who knows you respects and loves you because you have made a difference in their life, you have made a difference in my life and I will be forever grateful to you. Through your grief you have taught me courage. You are the epitome of generous, thoughtful and kind-hearted. You are honest, genuine and such a beautiful soul and I am so very proud to call you my friend.

Your amazing son will forever be in your heart. He knew how much you loved him and he was thankful for all that you had done for him. You will hold onto all those exquisite memories and you will live your life knowing he would want only happiness for you. He would want you to live your best life. Thankyou for teaching us all to be better humans but most of all thank you for being you! Don’t ever feel alone because you are surrounded by people who love and care for you. Stand tall my beautiful friend and remember the Queen that you are.

Note: Remember you never know what someone maybe going through so always be kind and never take people or life for granted. Tell people you love them. Tell them you are sorry. Tell them you appreciate them. Tell them you are there for them and show them that you care. Life is too short to not be honest about your feelings. If your actions or words have caused others pain, fix it. Don’t leave anything unsaid. Live your life with love and compassion so you don’t live your life with regret and sadness.

Published by Shell

After a long marriage, 2 children (now grown), a separation and embarking on a brand new life, I have realised life is always a journey. I have made mistakes, I have hurt and been hurt, I have loved and I have lost and at times I completely lost myself and forgot the Queen that I am. As women we are the nurturer, the caregiver but sometimes we underestimate the Goddess within us and my journey has made me realise that when our crown is crooked, we need to adjust it ourselves and remember the Queens that we are! This will be a blog about what I have learnt, what I am continuing to learn and how we can help each other. I will talk about all things love and life and at times this will be controversial but life and love is never black and white but varying shades of grey. We live in a judgemental society and so many of us live our lives according to the expectations of others, rather than doing or being what truly makes us happy. I hope you join me on my journey and on my quest to find that Inner Goddess and we can learn from each other and we can discuss the judgements and societal expectations that hold so many of us back. It's time to seek our inner happiness!!

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