Today was special - often I am so busy organising things for my mother-in-law, managing appointments and medication etc that I don't get to just be with her and enjoy the special person she is and the impact she's had on her family. I had hoped to get her out into the garden which she loves and misses (but feels scared to go out into alone.) Unfortunately the day was bitter cold and very grey and grim, so the garden was not a good idea. Instead, after I gave her injection and made a cuppa, we were able to just sit together for about 2 hours. She got out her jewellery box, I pulled my armchair close to hers, and we looked through all the treasures it held while she told me the stories behind each item. I won't forget this morning, it was a greater treasure than anything Mum's jewellery box contained.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.