For Mum, with love

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Before I let you go I want to thank you
For every single thing you’ve ever done
For each and every thought and act of kindness.
For being just the most fantastic mum.

Thank you for the school runs and packed lunches,
For the doorstep sandwiches we could barely eat.
Thank you for the parents’ evenings and school plays,
For rewarding good reports with thoughtful treats.

Thank you for the bulging Christmas stockings,
That you dragged upstairs in the dead of night.
Even when we were grown-up with our own kids,
And Santa would long ago have taken flight.

Thank you for the cakes you baked with kindness,
For the wedding cake that you made for me.
And for all the birthday cakes and everyday cakes,
That meant our friends would always stay for tea.

Thank you for the egg hunts in the garden.
For taking time to hide them all around.
For laughing at our scramble to locate them,
And for the Mini Eggs that we never found.

Thank you for coming to my rescue,
With food and love and comfort when babes were small.
For filling up our fridge and endless cuddles,
And for making it look like no effort at all.

Thank you for the bedtime stories,
For the books you read at breakfast, lunch and tea.
For the stories and the poems that you wrote us,
And for reading to my children endlessly.

Thank you for the notes and cards and letters,
A hello – well done – I love you – I’m so proud.
For the endless texts and emails that you sent me,
The inbox now so quiet but once so loud.

I don’t know what I’ll do without you,
Without your wisdom, warmth and patience,
Spark and wit.
But all you’ve done and were lives on within me.
And I’ll try to carry it on a little bit.

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18 Responses to For Mum, with love

  1. Mummy Zen says:

    Such a moving post and really sorry for your loss. Can’t imagine what you must be going through. Hope you are coping as well as can be expected. xx

  2. oh, no. your absence made me worry that this post might be coming. It’s a pity that we’re not NW3 neighbours any longer or I’d come with hugs and hugs and hugs. I’ve lost my father over 30 years ago. the only wisdom I have for you is that it does get easier with time…until the kids ask you about it or, in my case, I had to walk to the altar with my brother. Lots of love to you all. Cherish the memories and think of the future x

  3. What beautiful words, but I am so terribly sorry for your loss x

  4. bavariansojourn says:

    What beautiful words. I am so utterly sorry for your loss.. xx

  5. What a beautiful and heartfelt post. Moved me to tears. You mum sounds like a lovely person and you are lucky to have had her in your life. I am sure she is still watching and guiding you and your family.

  6. Anna says:

    What a perfect poem, and an incredible tribute to your Mum. I don’t know you but I can tell you are an amazing Mum too. I’m so sorry for your loss xxxx

  7. Mummy Plum says:

    Such wonderful memories. Your Mum sounds amazing. I’m so sorry for your loss. Much love to you and your family. xxx

  8. So sorry to hear of your loss… I did wonder with such a long absence on your blog. Lovely words for a very special woman and mum. Thinking of you and your family. Big love. X

  9. Oh so sorry to read this and so sorry for your loss… Been thinking about you and wondering how things were. Am so very sorry… This is a beautiful poem and has made me determined to show my own mum how thankful I am for all the things she has done/does for me. Thinking of you and sending much love xxx

  10. I am just so sorry to read this. Tears have fallen for you today, what a truly beautiful post. Huge love to you* So very hard to find the right words but what a stunning post. Bless you xx LOVE & LIGHT xxx

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