When Shona Paterson lost both her parents within a short space of time, she felt as though her world had fallen apart. Although the death of her adored father was expected and accepted, painful as it was, the death of her mother a few weeks later was a complete shock.
Shona found herself in a dark place, full of sadness and regrets about things she felt could have been handled better. Feeling robbed of the time she thought she still had with her mum, Shona struggled to cope with the loss. Her mum was no longer at the end of the telephone for a chat, and all the plans they had for her moving back home to Scotland, shattered.
Shona was consumed with guilt about childhood sulks and teenage wilfulness, but her husband Robert encouraged her to think about all the support she had given them when they needed it most, and how valued and loved she was to them. Supported by Robert and her amazing family and friends, Shona eventually found peace by remembering the good times, growing up in a small but loving family. This book is a tribute to them, but will also strike a chord with anyone who has lost their parents.