I haven’t posted since last September (!) and I guess you are probably wondering why and what I have been up to. 2016 turned out to be quite the year. Lots happened. Good things and bad things. Happy things and sad things. It broke me for a while.
We bought our first home last May (happy thing)…It was exciting and hectic and continues to be…finally our own home! My great nephew Mason was born (very happy thing) in May too. A few months after we moved in, my cranky old cat Bijou died (sad thing) after being my furry friend for 19 years. It’s been nearly a year and I still miss her.
What I haven’t told you is my Mum died too, about a week before Bijou. It all was just too much for my heart to bear and I couldn’t write about it here. It was just too hard. It still is. I debated whether or not to share this with you, but in the end, I decided to because this is life, my life and that is what My Cupboard Love is…life, love and stories from my kitchen. It isn’t always pretty.
My Mum was a month away from turning 72 and her health had been fragile for years, but still it came as a shock. Over a 24-hour period we waited and watched her fade. That experience left me traumatized and I feared I would never be the same again. Like a lot of mothers and daughters, my Mum and I had a complicated relationship. It had always been that way. I loved my Mother – she just never made it easy. And now it never can be. It can’t be changed. That’s life…I just needed time to absorb that. It took me a while.