The Obituary I never gave.

A letter to my mum.

Photo by sue hughes on Unsplash

Dear Mum,

More than a year has passed since you drew your last breath, alone in your bed in the old people’s home. The one place you never wanted to end up. I promised in my head I would never let it happen. But there you were, it was taken our of your hands and mine. I am so sorry. Your last months tormented by a routine foreign to you, missing the trees, the wind in…



Keeping a Journal helps reduce stress, keep our memory sharp, gain self-confidence, and improve our mental health. Sharing our life stories and different experiences with others can provide some much-needed relief. Here we will share our stories with the world and provide

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Trudi Bishop

Trudi Bishop


Kiwi by birth but not always by nature. Spent most of my adult life in the UK. I’ve landed back in NZ, a stranger in a familiar land. Trying to figure this out.