Tomorrow I meet my sisters at Mum's place to start clearing out her things. Mum gave us strict instructions to give all of the photos to the people in them as much as we can anyway. It will be hard taking the frames off the walls and packing up those that are on the tables. This is a shrine to our family and now another link in that chain is gone.
I fell in a heap yesterday, truly running on empty. It has been an exhausting fortnight. It was only Sunday a week ago that we were told that Mum had cancer and a few months to live; she actually had 6 days. And whilst we are grateful for the time we were able to spend with her last week and for the fact that we could say our goodbyes, it still hurts. I guess there is never an easy time for a loved one to be taken.