I am sure the fact of having three little kids who continued to skate along in their own little worlds also helped to bring Mum back to life. Life went on. And so did we as a family. However these traumas of life touched Mum and Dad, they continued to provide a stable and loving place for us to grow and develop. We learned to appreciate family, and each of us have, with our partners, managed to do the same for own families. We owe Mum and Dad much for teaching us these lessons.