Thank you Pieter for the very kind words. My condolences to you also on the passing of your father last year...As you know first hand your feelings are of a complete mixture of sadness yet relief.My condolances Barry, and a beautiful photo as a special tribute to your mother!
Must probably be a mixed feeling of sadness and relief you have now. At least I had the same last September when my dad passed away after a difficult period with first vascular dementia to which Alzheimer was added in a later stage. For us (my brother, sister and I) it was a relief to see his suffering end, but we still miss him and talk about him a lot.
I wish you strength to deal with this loss and you'll be in my thoughts.
My father also passed away exactly 10 months to the day before my mother, he also had been suffering from dementia for last 8 years...We had an emergency call out in the early hours, where both Alison and myself tried to resuscitate him but sadly to no avail.
Anyway I saw these dried hydrangea flowers today sitting on a bench at Trelissick Country House, it just seemed appropiate with mothers day being tomorrow.