Happy Birthday Mummy!

mummyHappy Birthday Mummy!!

This is a very old picture of my mum and I. I wonder what was so funny?

Today is my mum’s birthday. Although it’s been eight years since she passed on, I continue to feel her presence daily in my interactions with the boys, when I spend time in my garden, when I am creating in my craft room and especially with my decisions on how I chose to live my life.

I try to do my best to keep her spirit alive for my boys through talks.  I don’t want it to be taboo to talk about people that have passed on. I welcome the questions, even if at times they are difficult. I have even slowly resumed my genealogy quest which brings back photos and more stories to share with them.

How do you let go of someone so important in your life? I can’t. I miss her dearly and continue to go through an array of emotions from anger, sadness and some days I even find peace with this major loss.

I know I will not stop celebrating her many achievements or her birthday. So today I will pause a little longer to remember that on this day, the most amazing woman in my life was born.

Love you,



  1. You are so lucky to have this wonderful photo and all your great memories! Happy Birthday Belinda’s mother! You raised a little girl who become a wonderful woman!

    • Thank you Joan! You would have enjoyed meeting my mum. She enjoyed crafts and would have loved going to one of your crops.

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