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There was an article about Mornington Green, with one of the boys being interviewed, and I thought, “Blazes, I’ve been looking for something like this because of my tree.”
So I wanted somewhere where it was peaceful, tranquil, that we could celebrate mum’s life. My two children, who are still young, they needed somewhere where they could hug mum as a tree and because she’s grown this tree, have a flower at night next to their bed and just celebrate her life in the most beautiful surroundings.
Rather than, you know, feeling sad when you go to a cemetery, or thoughts of your loved ones, it can be a happy place.
The way that it worked, that Corey could still go on living with the tree, and I could watch him grow, the decision was easy. I thought, “Yep. That’s exactly what I want to do.”
Coming out here and then having a look at Mornington Green and the concept of the beautiful gardens, loved the idea of, yeah, the thought of us living on in a tree and nature and giving back to the earth rather than it just being a cold place for our kids and grandkids.
I actually feel when I come here and sit with her, whether I have a coffee with her, a glass of wine, a picnic, I’m sitting with her, and I feel like I’m talking to her through the Earth. It’s like she’s come back as a tree, and the tree is so beautiful.
When I saw the article in the paper, I can tell you now, within 10 minutes, I made a phone call and have a look at it, and I just loved the environment, and I think it’s beautiful for Helen, and I want to be here as well in the event that in the next, let’s say, the Wollemi pine lives to be another hundred, my grandchildren, even though they’re all over the world, and my children, who are all over the world, have something for identity, and I can tell you now, but Helen nor me want to be in a cemetery. So I don’t see this place as a cemetery at all. I see it as a memorial park with trees.
And mum had not known what to do with dad. So when I said, “This is what I’m going to do with Corey,” mum said, “Can we add dad?”
I feel like this is a new life, that, once we do pass, that we’re all still connected in the same spot, that we’ll all still talk to each other every night
Functions, birthday parties, as a picnic in the gardens that they can come and enjoy rather than just spending two minutes as an obligation that they haven’t been to a cemetery or visited mum and dad or nana and papa or you know. It’s just a beautiful concept which we love.
It’s such a beautiful place to come, and as soon as you walk in the door, all the staff know your name. You’re not a number. You actually are known for who you are and who the family member is, and that’s probably going to be another thing that made me choose this place is it was at ease, everything was explained. One of the questions I asked is, “Would this land ever be bulldozed eventually?” That was all explained. I saw the paperwork. Everything was like amazing. We got to choose a tree.
I could not imagine going to Bunurong or Springvale Cemetery with a plaque in the ground to visit my son, and here I can come with my chair and my book and coffee and just sit and read, and I do that every week.