After the fire, I was faced with devastation of losing many things -- my laptop which had my books and WIPs on it, all my clothes, my jewellery -- my cats. One of the most haunting was I lost every photo I had. I was left no image of my mother. Recently, I found a cousin has posted on, and suddenly, I had an image of mum.
She was born on July 19th, suffered crippling manic-depression, which went untreated most of her life. She died when she was 52, after a long battle with cancer--way too young, so much of life still to live.
So for the first time in years, I am able to post a picture of her.
Happy Birthday, Mama
She was fifteen, and the photo was for the high school yearbook