“Not a day goes by that I don’t look at your picture and smile. Or cry. Or both.” /Jean Dean/ Often anniversaries of loved ones who have passed over are tough. Whether it’s their birthday, or anniversary of their death, or any other somehow special day – it is filled with memories and often very […]

He would have been 20 today

Today is my son Edzus birthday. He would have been 20. I never, however, fantasise who he would have become or what he would have done if he didn’t die at the age of 11. There are some things in life we cannot change. When someone you love dies there is no way you can […]

Remembrance dates

In Latvia, where I come from, we celebrate name days. That’s another opportunity to receive presents, invite  friends and have a party. Listening to the Latvian radio station today, where they pronounce the names that are celebrated, I realized it’s my deceased son’s name day. I had forgotten… It was 8 years ago the last […]