Personal When you lose a family member 4th September 2015 For me, my urban family is probably closer to me than my actual family and losing one of them so harshly 5 years ago today hasn’t made this date any easier to bear. I miss her face. I miss her cheeky smile and most of all, I miss her bear hugs and wit. I miss the way she made me dance with my eyes closed for hours without trying. Hold onto those you love, whisper what they mean to you because sometimes you just don’t know when they will be gone. Carpe diem my dears, carpe diem. Here’s what I wrote last year … Mental health services available: Twenty 10 – GLBTIQ youth counselling and other services Reach Out Mental health services Australia Mental Health Services NSW Beyond Blue – mental health support Previous Waxing woes Newer Mothering. The joys of living with a 70+ year old. And escaping to another state. You May Also Like Quaintrelle – New FWB, new words and breaking of droughts. 17th November 2014 Dating to FWB Contention – the petri dish experiments 22nd October 2014 The beginnings of something different – Part 2 12th January 2015 2 Comments Ann St Vincent 4th September 2015 at 9:54 pm Reply My darling, I’m sorry for your loss. My brother committed suicide ~7 years ago and I still miss him too. xo Sharn 4th September 2015 at 10:52 pm Reply Oh Ann, I’m so sorry. I find it especially hard when you don’t have the closure of saying good bye. And for those that say time heals all wounds, it doesn’t. I still miss her like crazy. As you would. Huge hugs to you for your loss. <3 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Save my name, e-mail, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.