One Moment in Time with Amy from Mothers Mind

1 November 2017

Welcome to one moment in time, a guest posts series, where bloggers share the stories behind special or significant photographs. Thank you to Amy from Mothers Mind for joining me this month. 

This photo is probably one of the most precious things I own, it is the last photo taken of my Dad before he passed away. This was Father’s Day 2008; my Dad had just returned from golf and was putting together the bird table I had bought him. The bird table now has pride of place in my own garden.

When this photo was taken my Dad was being treated for Pancreatic Cancer, he was 6 months into a palliative care plan that seemed to be effective, the tumours were shrinking and his pain was under control. I can remember the conversation in the garden when this photo was taken - we were waiting for my sister, her husband and their 3-month old daughter to arrive, my parents were making plans for a holiday in September, talking about going to Spain to stay in a friend’s apartment.

We had hope.

Less than five weeks later my Dad passed away.

My love for this photo is not just because it’s the last one taken of my Dad, it’s because it captured a moment of hope during the darkest of times.

Thank you so much Amy for sharing such a deeply personal story with us and I just loved your beautiful message of hope!

You can read more from Amy here...

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