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Celebrating a dead loved one’s birthday

It’s my mom’s birthday today. We’re celebrating with her fabulous carrot cake, after work… This morning, her ashes were interred at her church in Durban, in a lovely little garden filled with pawpaw trees and staghorn ferns, where both her parents’ ashes lie.

I feel… something, but I’m not sure what. Emotional, I guess. Resigned. Mostly peaceful.

This day has unsettled me for years, but we’re trying – for the first time this year – to celebrate my mom instead of mourning her. To do what she loved best: hang out together, with good food. That was literally her favourite thing: just to be with us.

I think that’s the kind of legacy I want to leave… ❤️

#grief #griefawareness #griefjourney

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