Article last updated : 31/10/2009
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One of the many problems that has come from the loss of Katie is coping with one’s memory. I don’t mean trying to remember things, although we have been told that bereavement does affect your memory, I mean trying almost to forget certain things.
Sometimes it is difficult to remember with any fondness the many good times we had with Katie as they are naturally tinged with great sadness. We as a family have many places we simply cannot visit, as the memories they evoke are too painful.
In these instances it is almost better to try and forget those times but we will not and cannot forget them. I am sure in time we will look back with nothing but happiness at Katie’s short but remarkable life.
Of course there are many occasions in Katie’s life after she became ill that are awful to recollect and Katie’s Mum knows much better than I do all the bad days dear old Katie endured.
However, we must not forget these as it would not be fair to Katie’s’ memory if we were to forget the bad times in her life that contrived to make her the wonderful and brave young lady she was right up to her death.
The many ”what might have beens” are tough too. Often you find yourself in a situation that should involve Katie and your mind wanders. It is a pointless exercise but unavoidable nevertheless.
My brother once said to me you should go through life making memories – Katie certainly did that and we should cherish and be grateful for them.
On a lighter note and one which Katie would enjoy/put up with - delete as applicable.
As some of you know I delight in making up rubbish jokes and I will try and share these with you. Anyway here is this week’s thought…
Do wig makers have a list of people who owe them money and is it called a “toupee”. - Until next time.