Look At The Stars, Look How They Shine For You…

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Today is the anniversary of the day I lost my Mum to cancer. It has been a busy day with work, so I haven’t had much time to dwell on the anniversary of Mum’s passing. Until…

On my way home from work I picked up the Little Squirrels from nursery and told them I was planning on taking them to N Ireland to see Grandpa next month, to which my 4 year old replied she’ll miss Nanny not being there. My 2 year old then said she wanted to give Nanny a cuddle. My eldest, Little Squirrel, then looked out the car window and said “I can see a star up in the sky and it has Nanny Møller’s face on it”.

As an atheist, in all honesty, I don’t know what I believe when it comes to where we go when we die, and I struggle to know what the right way to explain this to my kids is. But I know it is important to talk about it, to keep Mum’s memory alive, and for them to understand that she would have loved them just as much as her Grandparents who are still here, given the chance. So, I have chosen to tell the girls that when we die we just leave our bodies behind, and we travel up to the stars and find a star to live on where we can always look down on the loved ones we have left behind.

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