Journal Entry 8
~Emptiness and regret~
I was in jail, for bribing an official, when mom passed on. I will never forgive myself for not been there for Geraldine and Jefferson.
We had a problem with finding her remains. They were not in the cemetery. Eventually we realised they were still at Goerge Dean’s house. Sadly he had passed on the day after mom. Eventually a new couple moved into his house. Geraldine went over and explained the situation to them and they were more than happy to give us mom’s remains.
She rests in the family cemetry at the back of our estate. At first she was there alone…
…But after alot of red tape we eventually managed to get dad’s remains so that we could place them beside her. At least they were together again.
Jefferson was deeply affected by mom’s passing, it seemed as though he had only ever known pain and loss in his life.
Geraldine became an adult just after mom died. She had been in town to get her mind off things and did not want to have a party, but the townies were there to have an impromptu celebration with her anyway.
She had also been commissioned by City Hall to do 12 paintings which would be put on display in various locations in town so as to beautify the surroundings. She is still working on that at the moment.
Before we knew it, it was time for Evangeline and Valentia to start their journey as kids. Grade school and all it’s adventures waited before them.
Just after this, it was little blondie’s turn.
Valentia loved the swing that mom had bought for them when they were still babies.
Evangeline was more serious and diligently did her homework before having fun.
I spent my time working to avoid my grief and I got promoted to a Bank Robber shortly after mom died. I now earned $128 per hour. I was only a hop and a skip from achieving my LTW.
My heart ached terribly and I wished that mom was still around to share all these happenings with us. Sometimes, I did get the feeling that she was with me, but I only ever felt her presence in my darkest hours of regret.