I live and work in New York.
My awesome aunt Judy died earlier this year in QLD. Like many I was unable to get home to see her before she passed. Nor have we been able to celebrate her impact, legacy and life with our extended family.
I feel like many of us, that to just get through the day we have had to compartmentalise our grief, hold it in check until we get home. Sometimes you just need a hug from your mum.