Mykonos-in memory of our Mom

 Mykonos-in memory of our Mom

Our Mom passed away in September 2016 and never visited Mykonos, but had expressed a desire to do so one day. My young niece painted a pebble with some messages on and we decided on our visit to Mykonos to place the stone somewhere, to somehow ‘take’ her there to fulfill her wish. My husband and I decided on a place near the windmills, said a few words and videoed it to show my sisters when we got back. It was a very emotional and moving time.

The day before we left Mykonos, we went back to check it was untouched and it was still in the same place. When I left Mykonos, I cried as I felt I was also leaving Mom behind. We also took a pebble off the beach near the windmills so my niece can paint it and place it where Mom is laid to rest in UK. I don’t know if or when we will go back to Mykonos, but for that reason alone Mykonos will always hold a special place in my heart. I just hope the pebble never gets moved and if anyone does find it they will be respectful and leave it where they found it..

I hope she was with us on that journey and would have approved of what we have done and this way we uphold Mom’s memory. I kind of think she was with us on this trip as we found a white feather which floated out of a menu, as we were sitting at a cafe in Little Venice, wondering what to choose. Quite bizarre, symbolic perhaps and just after we had placed the pebble.

Hopefully she will be looking out across somewhere towards Delos and the sea. Mom was a special lady and was taken from us far too quickly and unexpectedly and how I wish I had brought her to Mykonos years ago-she would have loved it there.