Last Monday, we lost my darling Mam, age 84. She had been ill and in a lot of pain with advanced spinal stenosis but we didn’t expect to lose her so quickly. We are all devastated and overcome with sadness and grief. God is gracious and kind and spared her prolonged pain, she passed quietly in her sleep and I’m grateful for that. The hole she left is massive but my family has been amazing in supporting us and spending time with my Dad ensuring he is not left alone. It’s such a sad time, it comes over me in waves and yet I know she’s safe with her Saviour. It’s still hard though. Pray for us as we prepare to celebrate her life. I’m working on some poems to express my love for her and her love for us. This is one my favourite pictures of my lovely Mam with my Dad, her husband for almost 63 years.