Today was the first year anniversary of Dad’s death. I can hardly believe it. John came up from Auckland and we four siblings had a wonderful lunch at Reva’s at the town basin – a place where Dad loved to go and look at the boats.
Then we went to the grave. What a beautiful place Maunu Cemetery is – stone walls, huge stands of trees and always the most beautiful bird song. The new plaque is there now with both Mum and Dad’s names on it. Side by side, just like they always were.
We stayed there for some time, enjoying being together, remembering our wonderful inspiring parents. What a gift they were to us. To the world. Thank you, Lord.