Friday, 30 April 2010

In Loving Memory...

Earlier this week an old boss of mine died. I was surprised at how much it upset me at the time. While she had been ill for some time and she had not been my boss longer, I was still shocked when hearing she had died. Me, my friends and work colleagues, at the time, all had fond memories. The same day a group was set-up on facebook and it was not a surprise to see so many people remembering her as the strong woman I too was proud to know. She was a great role model not only as a boss but also as a woman with an amazingly strong personality, by far the strongest woman I have had the pleasure of knowing. Everyone who knew her also had a lot of respect for her.

The saddest thing of all though is that she leaves behind a loving husband and young daughter. A daughter who will miss out on so many things a mother and daughter should experience. Being close to my own mum I can't begin to imagine what that would be like.

In loving memory of a woman who will be forever in our hearts, sadly missed by all of us. An inspiration to all of us.

Lisa Marie

Saturday, 10 April 2010

A Father/Daughter Relationship

Something has been bothering me for the best part of three weeks. The fact that me and my dad have barely spoken two words to each other. What makes this even more painfully upsetting is the fact that health wise he pushed me to breaking point. My dad and I have not had the most plain sailing of relationships over the the years, we have gone through times where we are so close that I forget about all the times when our relationship has been at its absolute rock bottom. What makes it worse is that I for once have done nothing to contribute, I have tried talking to him but my words are falling on deaf ears. I think that is the heartbreaking part.

I hate not having a relationship with my dad, because for all his faults he is still my dad. My dad is a man who doesn't wear his heart on his sleave, he doesn't show emmotion. I have only ever seen him get emotional watching Manchester United. He has never told me that he loves me and this is the first time I have questioned it.

Lisa Marie