I haven’t done a Gallery post in a while; in fact, I haven’t done a blog post in a while, at least not one which required me to commit my own words to a page. Those of you who know me will know that my family lost a member last week, my stepmum Lorraine. Lorraine had been battling cancer, melanoma to be precise. She was 42 when she died, in fact it had been her 42nd birthday just ten days earlier, which she’d spent in hospital.
I still can’t believe she’s gone. When I think of my Dad, I think of them as a pair – Dad and Lorraine, it just trips off of the tongue. But sadly, so fucking sadly, my father is now just ‘Dad’. I cannot even begin to tell you all of the emotions that have gone through me in the last two weeks, I’m utterly, utterly devastated, as is Husband and of course the rest of the family. Unfair just does not even begin to cover it. I’m not quite able to write about this in the way I’d like to, not able to do Lorraine justice with my words as I still feel largely in shock.
A few days ago, I was going through my emails and I found some pictures of Sausage that I’d emailed to my Dad a couple of years ago and one pictures stopped me in my tracks.
It’s a picture of Lorraine holding Sausage.
You can’t see Lorraine’s face, only Sausage’s, but the look on my infant daughter’s face says everything you need to know about how she felt about Lorraine. Indeed, how we all felt about her.
I hope, in time, that I’m better able to write something that does justice to the woman who touched our lives and whom we already miss so much. But for now, I’ll let this picture and Sausage’s face do the talking.
11 thoughts on “The Gallery – Faces”
I’m sorry for your loss. xo
Jayne this made me cry, much love xxx
I’m so sorry for your loss Jayne, my thoughts are with you all. Always here for you xxx
So sad and far too young. Stay strong!
Sending my condolences, 42 is far too young. Life can be such a bitch. x
I remember losing my mother in law in similar circumstances and she was also a sweetie. So sad to see them go so young.
Simply beautiful. Very sorry for your loss x
So sorry for your loss. You’re right, the photo says it all. I hope you and your family can come to terms with your loss. x
Struggling with tears. I’m so sorry!
I am so sorry for your loss. That is a beautiful photo, and hopefully will just hold many lovely memories for you. (((hugs))).
Oh Jayne, you post made me cry. I know the horrible pain you are going through. Cancer is just so devasting. Sending you another Hug. Beautiful photo x