Wednesday, July 04, 2007

5 Years On

Yesterday (3 July) marked 5 years since Claire died. It's strange to think 5 years have passed. It seems a lifetime ago and last week all at the same time.

This year was a visit to the beach where we were married and where we said goodbye to Claire as I scattered her ashes. Rhys came with me - every year I tell him the story about "Aunty Claire" and maybe he will get a bit more each year.
The Windross Restaurant - Claire and I were married on the balcony at the top of the steps!
Cockle Bay - we said goodbye to Claire under the trees at the end of the beach. A number of our wedding photos were taken there - there is one with Claire walking to the end of the jetty where I scattered her ashes - the wind has caught her dress and its like she's flying...

As I left the beach I was struck by how much has happened in 5 years. So many things to be thankful for. I'm mostly happy to live with the ambiguity of a life I'd never trade and a past I'd rather not relive. There's more room for definition in the gray.


Steve Deur said...

Thanks for sharing your story.

Glen O'Brien said...

The peace of the Lord be with you my brother