Welcome back to Mosh Pit Monday! Hi everyone! Firstly, I want to apologise for my absence. It’s been a while since I posted, especially a Mosh Pit Monday, my favourite day of the week, but I have some bad news. My dear mother, who battled cancer for nearly 4 years and whose health deteriorated rapidly in 2015, passed away suddenly in the first week of December. We were all shattered as it wasn’t expected so suddenly.
Since our wedding in September, she did become more frail and I think after years of chemotherapy and failing health, she just couldn’t fight it anymore. We were at least hoping to spend Christmas with her but it wasn’t to be. It was a very sad Christmas but we didn’t sit around and mope as that’s not what she would’ve wanted. Needless to say, a lot of my time has been spent tying up loose ends with my brother, who lives interstate, as there’s only the two of us. My dear wife has been giving me a hand where she can but it’s been a busy year for everyone.
And then, in early February this year, I lost a dear friend. I’d met Will through recovery and if there was anyone in this world who had turned his life around, it’s Will. He had endured many struggles through his life but got through them. I never knew anyone who lived life to the fullest as he did. He had just become a doctor, he was an accomplished violinist plus a huge fan of heavy metal. (In fact, Trivium was one of his favourite bands and we caught Trivium on their recent Australian tour a couple weeks ago in Will’s honour.) He was also a keen water sports enthusiast in particular kiteboarding. It was while kite boarding that he must’ve suffered a mild epileptic seizure and drowned. His loss was certainly a shock to everyone who knew him, especially his family who have suffered a terrible loss. It made me look at my life and even though I’ve turned it around, it certainly made me want to take a page out of Will’s book and live my life to it’s fullest.
My dear grandmother also lost her partner to cancer a couple weeks ago too so it’s been a sad time for us here at Forever Falling Short. It’s given us a greater respect for life and living and to make sure we spend time with those we love and live every day like it’s our last because we never know when it will be.
We’ll be back with more Mosh Pit Mondays, more band reviews and more heavy metal news and stories from around the world. The Forever Falling Short website will be getting an overhaul over the next couple of months so we hope you’ll stick around. We hope to pick up where we left off, sharing our love of heavy metal music and other genres of music with the world. I’ve also been working on a few tunes of my own. Cheers! ,,,/ ,,,/