Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Exciting and scary times ahead... our youngest daughter has been accepted into one of the best schools... in Finland... There will be lots of flying back and forth between Finland and Italy as some of us will be in Helsinki, some in Castro, and some in between... 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The miracle of spring in Finland

10.05.2013... a warm and damp day, everything still, and quiet and calm and in the afternoon you slipped away from me.
My first thought was "NOT YET" but then immediately thought: "Finally" because I knew you were ready and had waited long enough.

The next morning spring came... tiny leaves on all the trees and a balmy sunshine... death and birth, all in less than 24 hours.

It's Mother's Day and you are with me every day, all the time. I miss you.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

One year

                      One year without you 

            I survived, and you would be proud of us.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


May 8th last year... the worst day of the eleven in hospital... the day that my mother was not herself anymore, the day that the morphine (or the pain) made her take just that one step further...
It was the only evening I was home at 10 o'clock in the evening, and didn't stay until almost midnight.
It was the day I lost my mother.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Hospital, sunset, one year ago today...

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Vappu 2013, Helsinki