On this day a year ago, at 11.30am, my soul-mate Maureen died.
She was the most special and talented person I have ever known, quite literally an angel who had been given the chance to spend a short time on earth as one of us.
I was the lucky one who got to share 35 wonderful years with her, packed full of adventures.
Yet in all that time I never fully appreciated how rare and special her gifts were, which she so freely gave to me and everyone who knew her.
So today I would like to honour her properly, and ask that everyone reading this spends a few moments meditating on their memory of her. Giving thanks for not only for having known such an amazing soul, but that you too have a very special partner (or family) in your life, who loves you just as much.