Jessica Marais writes a moving tribute to her late mother Karen prior to Mother’s Day

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‘You will always be a tree of life dancing through the flames’: Packed to the Rafters star Jessica Marais writes a moving tribute to her late mother Karen ahead of Mother’s Day

Australian actress Jessica Marais has written a moving tribute to her late mother Karen and shared a beautiful piece of art she created in memory of her prior to Mother’s Day.

The Packed to the Rafters and Love Child star, 36, shared the work on Instagram on Tuesday.

“You will always be a tree of life dancing through the flames,” Jessica wrote in her post, after her mother passed away last August.

‘You will always be a tree of life dancing through the flames’: On Tuesday, Packed to the Rafters star Jessica Marais wrote a moving tribute to her late mother Karen ahead of Mother’s Day

“For Mommy,” Jessica’s post began.

Today, on top of a hill, I saw what I thought were a lot of little birds perched in the bare branches of a tree overlooking the sea. At second glance, they were actually burnt seedling bulbs, but they were shaped like birds. And I was wondering: does it matter? ‘

‘Are they less beautiful or is the photo less breathtaking now that I have adjusted my eyes and see reality. Because what is still has a story and form. ‘

Beautiful: Jessica also shared a beautiful piece of art she made in memory of her mother, in which she held her mother's sister Clara

Beautiful: Jessica also shared a beautiful piece of art she made in memory of her mother, in which she held her mother’s sister Clara

Jessica said she remembered her mother when she saw the seedling bulbs.

‘They reminded me of the time when we talked about people trying to express a memory. From Plath’s cardavor poem, or our dreams of the Phoenix from the ashes. Or all the saddest parts of modern history. Or the very real way in which death comes “unexpectedly” (said the terrifying preacher from Pollyanna’s roaring voice). ‘

She added, “I put your memory into that moment and promise you that you will always be a tree of life dancing through the flames.”

“And now I hear a birdsong that I know you’d love x miss you.”

Miss you: Jessica's mother Karen died last August

Miss you: Jessica’s mother Karen died last August

Jessica also took a stunning photo of her late mother, her sister Clara, confirming in her comments that it was her sister.

‘Oh this is so pretty gooshy! And looks exactly like our mama bear! Send love, ”Clara wrote, before Jessica replied,“ She’s holding you! ‘

Jessica’s mother Karen died last August.

Jessica’s close friend Hugh Sheridan confirmed the heartbreaking news in an Instagram post at the time.

“I am mourning my dearest and dearest friend, who has lost both her parents far too young now,” he wrote.

Tragic: Jessica's close friend Hugh Sheridan confirmed the heartbreaking news in an Instagram post at the time.  Pictured with her mother

Tragic: Jessica’s close friend Hugh Sheridan confirmed the heartbreaking news in an Instagram post at the time. Pictured with her mother

Jessica was only nine years old when she saw her father, college dean Tony Marais, collapse and die of a heart attack.

In 2011, Jessica told News.com.au that she was haunted by her father’s death and lived in fear of losing other loved ones in the same way.

But she gave credit to her mother for helping the family “get through a really tough time.”

The Logie winner added: “ It’s kind of a reliving thing, I guess, everyone who lost someone … you relive it every day. It feels fresh, but of course time heals a lot of wounds and I can certainly deal with it much better now. ‘

So sad: Jessica was only nine years old when she watched her father, college dean Tony Marais, collapse and die of a heart attack.  Pictured with her family

So sad: Jessica was only nine years old when she watched her father, college dean Tony Marais, collapse and die of a heart attack. Pictured with her family

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