I found out today that my Mum died in her sleep and was found on Thursday, the day after I left for Japan.
I wasn’t told until now because my family didn’t want to spoil my trip but I had a bad feeling when I kept calling my Mother and she wasn’t answering. I called her neighbour and she told me mum was found dead on Thursday and there was going to be an inquest. I didn’t cope well with the news coming from a stranger but I know my family meant well.
I’m stunned but truthfully I have been expecting this for a very long time. She already had a stroke 5 years ago and had very high blood sugar levels and not eating the right foods and refused to go onto insulin.
We’re not sure exactly how she died. There will be an inquest. My sister Renee has asked the people examining Mum to hold her body for a week before sending it to the funeral home so the funeral will wait until I get home to Brisbane and then fly to Sydney. I might be in Sydney for a while as the house is sold to pay for funeral expenses.
Like some have said, she is with me as I travel Japan with Philip Philip Russell who has been my rock. Today we went to the Fushimi Inari-Taisha shrine and I felt her presence with me as I wrote on a fox my wish for family safety and on a wooden stick for her to have peace.
I bought some talismans for her coffin – and I know she would have liked that.
For a long time there it was just Mum and I and we were very close until the end when she just wouldn’t answer the phone. I’m sad that I couldn’t say goodbye to her. I will miss her hugs, advice and hope she is at peace now after years of physical pain. Love you, Mum ❤️💗
I just hate that she died alone. 😢