May is a busy month for us, or rather me as there is quite a lot going on.
Other Brother’s wedding anniversary is on the 8th, ours is the 10th, my birthday the 12th, and Mum’s on the 22nd.
Today though marks the 24th anniversary of losing my Dad, and we shall be lighting a candle for him here. It’s not a religious thing, just a personal tribute to a man who I was privileged to have as my father.
Dad loved nature, and had a knack with animals and birds alike, his patience unlimited.
I don’t have the patience, but do love nature and have a way with dogs, something I inherited perhaps from him, along with my gift for music.
I wonder what he would make of current events? I think he would probably be angry and concerned for his family, especially my Mum. They were married for almost 46 years, and we celebrated their sapphire wedding anniversary the August before by taking them out to a Cantonese restaurant, unbeknown to us that it would be the last time we were together as a family.
Mum joined him two years ago, and I could imagine him waiting for her on’ The other side’ asking what kept her. She would probably have playfully punched his arm before tucking her hand in his and going to wherever they are now. I’m happy with that thought, that they are in a place far away from all this, forever safe, together and whole.