A tug at the heart­strings

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - UPFRONT -

Mary-Rose MacColl’s poignant words about her re­la­tion­ship with her mother touched a chord in me (Wry Side, Oct 3-4). It is proof that un­less the words are spo­ken, then we as chil­dren are of­ten left with our own mis­per­cep­tions about what our par­ents think of us. I am pleased Mary-Rose got to hear her mother say she was proud of her, as I too was sur­prised by my mother stat­ing she thought I was amaz­ing. She too was close to her end of days and had de­cided to part on good terms. Those are the things that stay with us when all the fuss of grow­ing up has passed.

Janet Best­mann, Ca­bool­ture

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