I would like to dedicate this space to my mother, who recently gained her 'Angel Wings' (June 2023, Rest In Peace). 

When my mum passed away suddenly this year, it felt like half of me had died with her—but because I know she’s in heaven now, I know that part of me will live on forever. I miss her so much. However, every day, I try to focus on all the wonderful memories we made together and all the things she taught me—so that when I think of her now, it doesn't hurt as much.

My mum was my world; she was the reason I woke up every day, and she made sure I did it with a smile on my face. She taught me the most important lessons in life. She showed me how to be kind and caring—not just with others but with myself as well. She taught me that no matter what happens, there are always things we can do to make ourselves happy.

When I think back on our time together, two things stand out: how much we loved adventuring in Snowdonia, Wales enjoying the beautiful mountains, lakes, and of course visiting the beach side cafes along the way. Then there were our daily chats (sometimes idle rants) we had about everything under the sun—from politics to the weather, which, by the way, always seemed to be nicer in Wales than England. And no matter where I go from here, it will always remind me of her love for life and for family—and what an incredible woman, she was!

Thank you for everything you've done for me and our family, and thank you for always being there when we needed you most.

Words alone cannot sum up how much I miss my mother, but one thing for sure is I do!

An old saying goes “Carpe Diem” which is Latin for “Seize the Day” Something I truly recommend!

Your loving Son, Michael x

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