Dying Mother Creates 'Masterclass in Motherhood' for Husband
Jemma covered every possible detail in her masterclass; she hired a hairdresser to come to the house and teach Jason to braid daughter Codi's hair, telling Jason, "I can't have my girl looking scruffy. No bumps in her hair please!" She also left instructions about what clothes Codi could and could not wear, and made Jason promise to take her sisters with him when he shops for Codi.
But Jemma's masterclass didn't just focus on chores and clothes; she also chose schools for the children, and left cards for their birthdays and written instructions about how she wants them to be raised. Jemma Oliver died at her home in Wales in February, with her husband and children by her side; now that she's gone, Jason finds comfort in her notes.
"I constantly look at her plans and instructions to help me. I feel as though she's there watching over us, guiding us along the way," he says.
Who makes most of the parenting decisions in your house? If you were to die, could your partner carry on without you?
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