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My beautiful mother...

bert tomato

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My mother passed away in November 2007 after a short but courageous and inspirational battle with motor neuron disease.

She was born in the Orkney Isles into a successful farming family. She moved down to London to study nursing when she met my father (he came from Sri Lanka to study accountancy). She worked in major London hospitals as an RGN.

She carried on working as a Practice Nurse, even through the latter stages of her debilitating illness.

I took this photo of her, on a beautiful sunny day, in Easter during her final months.


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My dad (carer extraordinare!!!) during that Easter chilling with some vino ;).

 
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Oh I'm really sorry to read about your mum. I bet she was a hero of yours. Thank you for sharing the pics with us.
 
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Thanks Becky. Yes she is a hero for me, she had a really great sense of humour too. She is at peace now.
 
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Yes you are right. I want to make her proud - if that makes sense.
 
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Sorry to hear about your Mum.
I know MND is a awful disease to watch someone suffer with.

I am sure no matter what you do your Mum will be proud of you!
 
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Beautiful parents. And I'm starting to wonder if your mum was MY nurse! :O
 
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Thanks..you say lovely things. :)
 
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It's true. When was your mum working as an RGN in London?
 
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um was a long time ago...in the '70s..
 
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