I absolutely love my family. My wife passed away what feels like forever ago now, but my daughter and son worked together to make me feel like my wife is with me even though she can’t be. My daughter, who has always been an incredibly talented artist despite what she thinks about herself, painted a mural of my late wife on the sidewall of my home. It took my breath away.
Whilst my daughter was spending hundreds of hours painting the side of my home, I was with my son who took me to all these places we travelled to as a family when they were young. We reminisced and cried and laughed, and it meant the world to me. I had no idea that my daughter was spending that time as a residential painter in Melbourne and painting the side of my house. I have the best family in the world.
I miss my wife every single day and I will always miss her. I am so fortunate, however, to have two adult children who embody every single one of my wife’s good qualities. She was the type of person who would dedicate hours to painting a mural of a loved one too. I miss her.
I don’t know much about the local art scene where I live, but I know that art and murals are really popular in my neighbourhood. I think I am going to tell the people near my house about the mural and see if there are competitions for local painters that my daughter can be entered into. Her talent deserves to be recognised by more people than just our family.
I will never get over the passing of my wife and I never want to. However, I will do my best every day to live the kind of life she would like to live and be the best version of myself.
RIP my love.