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,


Happy Birthday Mummy!


Dear Mummy,

Happy Birthday Mummy! It would be your 82nd birthday. It’s been 8 years since I was able to tell you this in person. I miss you every day.

My promise to you is that I will strive to be as amazing a mom as you were (I’ll try) and make sure the memories of you are never lost.




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