We saw deer in the field today and thought of you.
That day was suddenly so clear in our minds, the way you held your breath as the tiny fawn was inching its way to Hubby’s outstretched hand, so close, you were afraid to move in case you spoilt the moment. Then those two silly women turned up, totally oblivious to the miracle about to happen between man and beast, chattering loudly, and slamming the gate to the enclosure. Your disappointment and Hubby’s annoyance were on equal levels, but it was still a lovely day.
We see the hay bales in the fields and think of you watching the ‘doughnut machine’.
Like a child you stood with your hands behind your back, totally enthralled by the goings on in the field opposite as the machine spat its doughnuts out of the rear end.
We see storage boxes on top of car roofs and think of you calling them ‘boats’ when we played I spy in the car to alleviate the boredom of the journey. The fact that we were in our fifties and you were in your late eighties is irrelevant.
We would see rabbits on the roadside, but you always seemed to miss them, so Hubby said they would be wearing their fluorescent vests next time you visited.
The day the Awacs aeroplane flew over the cottage and we told you it was the welcoming committee and you could wave if you wanted. You did, and how we all laughed. Such a happy memory.
Bluebells, daffodils and nuts in the woods on our walks with the dog. You loved Maggie and she loved you, so maybe she is near by, Barney too, and all the other family pets.
I wonder what you would make of Maya? She’s a big softie and hasn’t got an aggressive bone in her body.
Cream cakes, chicken burgers with mayonnaise, your experience of Chinese food at an ‘all you could eat’ buffet, where you sampled so many different things, a spoonful of this, that and the other, going back for seconds of those you liked.
I am thinking now of the Mother’s Day outing to the local carvery so many years ago. You looked at the yorkshire puddings and declined the chef’s offer as they were too big and you knew you wouldn’t be able to eat a whole one. He went out the back and brought a small one through just for you, and you went very pink when you thanked him. The meal was delicious, and for dessert, the usual ice cream sundae with all the trimmings.
So many happy memories Mum, but we don’t need a specific day to think of you.
I see you every morning when I look in the mirror, and feel you every day in my heart.
It was Dad’s birthday this past week and we lit a candle for him, as we will for you this Mother’s Day.
Give Dad a kiss from me. I love and miss you both.
A beautiful tribute Di.
Reading your letter to your Mum was truly heartwarming. It is evident how much you cherish her memories and how her presence still lingers in your life. Your words painted a vivid picture of the moments you shared with her, the deer in the field, the hay bales, the storage boxes, and the rabbits on the roadside. It is heartening to know that her love for life and its simple pleasures still resonates with you.
The small moments you shared with your Mum remind me of the importance of cherishing the time we have with our loved ones. Your Mum’s appreciation of the little things in life is a lesson for us all. She knew how to find joy in the ordinary and treasured each moment, a reminder for us to slow down and appreciate the present.
Your Mum’s love for food, particularly cream cakes and chicken burgers, brought a smile to my face. It is a reminder of how food can bring people together and create cherished memories.
Your Mother’s Day message to your Mum touched me deeply. It is a testament to the love you had for her and how she will always be remembered in your heart. The candle you lit for your Dad’s birthday and the one you will light for your Mum on Mother’s Day is a beautiful way of keeping their memory alive.
Thank you for sharing your memories of your Mum with us. Your letter reminded me of the importance of cherishing the moments we have with our loved ones and holding onto their memories.
Happy Mother’s Day! 😍🙏
Thank you for your lovely comment. Mum’s candle is burning as I type.
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Such wonderful memories of your mum…
I have so many, but seeing the deer was an instant picture of that day.
A lovely tribute to your Mum.
Thank you. It’s been five years since she passed away, but the memories are with me forever.
They are. I still miss my mum, even though it’s nearly 30 years since she passed away.
It’s 27 for my Dad this year. They are both never far away from my thoughts.
I got all weepy reading this post – I love the memories of your mum, and they trigger memories of my own mother. *sigh* they are not forgotten as they do reside in our hearts! (hugs)
Thanks Val. My relationship with my Mum was totally different to that with my sister. I loved to spoil Mum when she came to stay, treat her when we could and include her in everything we did when she came for her holidays.
Such a lovely tribute Di.
I can remember when my mum used to say that the car is wearing it’s hat when she saw the car’s storage box on it’s roof.
Oh, how lovely is that Glyn!
You and you mum a lovely pair. A beautiful tribute 💜
How lovely. It made me cry.💖
My eyes filled up with tears reading this Di! A beautiful heartfelt tribute to your dear mum!
Thank you so much