Its a year since my mum died. Please don’t feel sorry for me; it may sound heartless but the relationship we had caused a lot of pain. On her passing I was not sad, I don’t mourn her loss – however, over the past few days when I’ve seen others posting about their special relationships with their mothers and how special mothers are, I mourn more for not having had that type of mother.
Regardless of my personal feelings about Anna, the mother. Anna, the person deserves respect and an honourable funeral and others needed to say goodbye. It turns out that despite the way I felt about her, I too, needed to say goodbye.
We decided on a direct cremation for mum. Direct funerals are becoming more commonplace, so over on Wise & Shine I reflect on my experiences of a direct cremation. Pop over to see what I thought.