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Australia Day is my Mum’s birthday. We’ve always celebrated with family, often a BBQ, and always cake!

Sadly Mum’s 50th will always be remembered as the day I woke in the early hours of the morning to our house on fire, The day I lost my friend and flatmate, my partner’s brother. While I had come to terms with this over the last 20 years, it was always ‘there’ in the back of my mind, on Australia Day (and many other times throughout the years).

Sadly (again) 2 years ago, on Australia Day, and Mum’s 70th, I lost another good friend. A good man in the prime of his life, not yet 40, with a family who love him and miss him so very much it still breaks my heart daily.

This year I’m hoping for a happy day with family, surrounded by loved ones making good, happy memories with my children.

For all those celebrating, I hope you have a lovely day. For all those remembering loved ones lost, I hope your memories can make you smile.


Posted by Kymichelle, 19th January 2014


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  • The memories of the ones who have passed will always be with you and we have to celebrate them and live for them..it took me years after my son passed to realise that.. I hope you have a better day this year all the best and much love to you and your family from mine xxxx

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  • Australia Day is difficult for you for sure. Hope your pain heals over time.

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  • What a bittersweet day for you.

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  • that is sad to hear and i hope you had a good day this time

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  • awwww hun, I feel for you, it feels everyone dies around my birthday.. my dad, my grandad, my brother… feel for ya hun,I really do

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  • I lost my mother on new year’s eve and so while everyone is celebrating I have a quiet moment to myself

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  • oh that is really sad so sorry to hear all that pain

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  • Australia Day will be the most memorable day for you, family and friends. Keeping you all in prayers.

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  • oh no what a horrible australia day

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  • Let’s hope everything goes well this year! Wish you luck and all the best!

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  • Tragic and I feel your pain. I think life is all about letting go, absorbing, letting go and absorbing. Enjoy every breath with your loved ones.

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  • How terrible for you! I hope that you can also remind yourself of the wonderful people that are still living today and I’m sure you understand the importance of cherishing every day. I hope you have a lovely Australia day with your family and friends..

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