Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. A busy time ahead made even busier by my writing a book on the TV series, Lewis.

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    1. Beautiful photo, Chris. Her care for you/her children is visible in her body language and you returned that care later in her life. God rest her and bless you, your son and daughter, and everyone else whose lives were touched by your mother.

  1. I am so very sorry to hear your news. May you find inner strength and peace xx

  2. So sorry Christopher–How fortunate she was to have such a caring,loving and kind caretaker all these years–and how fortunate you were to be able to share your life with her until now. Hope you find comfort in loving and happy memories of times gone by.

  3. Sad to hear of your mums passing. My wife’s father has just passed and I can relate to the difficulties you face, The virus makes everything more difficult. Please accept my condolences

  4. “Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die”

    My deepest sympathy Chris.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my father a couple of months ago. It will never be easy, but it’s especially difficult time to lose someone you so deeply care. My deepest condolences and stay safe.

  6. Oh Chris. I had prayed she would have survived this vile pandemic. May she rest in peace in God’s Hands. May you find solace from all your cyber friends. God keep you and your daughters healthy.

  7. Praying for God to give you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and memories to forever hold in your heart. I’m so sorry to hear this.

  8. God Rest her Soul, She is at Peace now. My Love and Prayers are with You and Your Family. You were a Wonderful and Dutiful Son xxx

  9. My deepest sympathy. Someday somewhere you will meet again. Take care. Stay safe in these truly tragic times.

  10. I’m so very sorry for your loss, Chris. Please know that you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers. Peace to you and family…..
    Robin

  11. I am so sorry, Chris. Someone told me, when my mother left this world, it doesn’t matter how long we stand and wave goodbye, it is still hard to shut the door. May you find comfort and peace in God’s love.

  12. So sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you and your family in these challenging times.

  13. Chris. so sorry to hear this. Our hearts are with you. Deepest sympathies. Stay strong during these toughest of times and find strength in knowing she is resting in peace.

  14. Chris, So very sorry to read of yuor mother’s passing. She is at peace. Sincere Condolences, Ruth1402

  15. I’ve very sorry to hear this Chris. My thoughts and prayers for you and your Mum.

  16. So sorry, Chris. My sincere condolences. May the many wonderful memories of her comfort you at this time.

  17. I am so deeply sorry to hear the sad news about your Mum. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  18. The pain of loss is the price that we have to pay for our love of another. I can only hope that, with time, your pain will mellow; to be replaced with feelings of fondness and gratitude.

  19. I’m so very very sorry for your loss, Chris. She looks like she was a lovely lady and a dear mum.

  20. So sorry about your loss. Such a difficult time right now. Take care and take strength from all of us.

  21. So sorry to hear this, Chris. My condolences to you and your family; I hope you can be with them soon

  22. Warmest and deepest sympathy to you and your family. As I remind myself having lost both of my parents, the family memories will always be there.

  23. Dear Chris, I’m so very sorry to hear this news. I hope you and your family can take comfort in knowing you did everything in your power to assist her. And may flights of angels sing her to her rest. In deepest sympathy, Felix

  24. I am so sorry to hear this news Chris, I was hoping for a better outcome for you. May she rest in peace and peace be upon you too.

  25. So very sorry for yours and your children’s loss, Chris – my sincere condolences and sending a warm hug your way. Take care and God Bless – Aloha.

  26. Our thoughts go to you and your family at this very sad time. Stay strong and stay safe ♥️ X

  27. My sincere condolences Chris on the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time 🙏🙏 xx

  28. My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mum. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Treasure the memories of her and know she loved you all.

  29. My deepest sympathies for you and your family. My mom had Alzhemer ‘s and when she passed away, I knew it was a blessing for her. But it was still difficult for those left behind.

  30. Dear Chris. I am very sorry to read this sad news. You have been a wonderful son to your Mom and many could learn from you. A friend of mine once wrote to me: As long as we talk and read about a loved one, they will never be gone and will live forever in our hearts. I send you and your adorable family my heartfelt condolences. Courage in these difficult times. Please stay safe…. Love xxx Linda from Switzerland

  31. Dear Chris, please accept my best wishes, my thoughts, and prayers, for you and your family. Even from far away, so many who think of you as a dear friend are caring for you today, and I hope that just knowing about all this loving sympathy and good wishes will be a strength and an encouragement to you. Thank you for the picture. Your mum looks so beautiful and so sweet. I’m sure her love for you remains and will remain in all the days ahead.

  32. Chris, I am so sorry to hear of your mum’s passing. So hearting breaking and devastating because of the NHS rules of Covid-19 isolation. It’s the same here in the U.S. My mum is 84 and is from Scotland. I am terrified that she will contract this horrible virus that is so unpredictable and deadly to our dear senior loved ones. My deepest condolences and you and your family. 💕

  33. My condolences to you, Chris, on the loss of your Mum. Such a lovely photo of her with her young sons! You will remain in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. I pray that the warmth of cherished memories bring you peace and comfort, Chris. Take care.

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