This is a difficult post for all manner of reasons!
Firstly, I truly wish you all had a beautiful, wonderful and peaceful Christmas with the people that you love and care about! The people that truly matter! Your children, your partners, your parents, your friends and significant others, whoever they may be!
I also wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year in 2020 and, an even better New Decade! I say that with love, empathy, compassion and a sense of connection I hope! I am so sorry I have not been about much lately to connect with my fellow bloggers, writers, photographers, storytellers and friends in the blogosphere!
On the 22nd December 2019, I received an early morning phone call from one of my sisters, who incidentally is also one of my best friends. She was staying with my Mum. We have a sort of shift system where we just ensure that our Mum is never on her own, or at least not for too long!
My first reaction when I saw who was calling me at that early hour was that something had happened to Mummy. Of course I was happy to be told that Mummy was just fine.
Then the next part of the conversation threw me into a state of disbelief or to be honest not anything I can really put into words just yet. My sister told me with her voice shaking and herself crying that our nephew Aaron had died in a tragic accident.
I have no words just yet to say how I feel, what I think it all means but I know Aaron is not really that far away. He has just got to the next place before me, before my sisters, and before my mum. He is with my Dad in the next place. I know he is okay! I know it, I believe it!
Life is so precious! Time is so precious! Treasure it!
Sometimes our treasures are right in front of us, and we do not see them!
Anyway, I wish you all a year full of love, laughter and time spent with those you love!
© Liola Lee 2019
The image is of my beautiful Dad with our beautiful nephew. I was just 17 when I captured this image. They are together again.