Mothering Sunday March 19th 2023

Dear Mum,

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.Β  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.

xxx
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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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24 Responses to Mothering Sunday March 19th 2023

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful tribute Di.

  2. 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! πŸ˜πŸ™

  3. Such wonderful memories of your mum…

  4. V.M.Sang says:

    A lovely tribute to your Mum.

  5. murisopsis says:

    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.

  6. glyn40wilton says:

    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.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    You and you mum a lovely pair. A beautiful tribute πŸ’œ

  8. Darlene says:

    How lovely. It made me cry.πŸ’–

  9. Carol anne says:

    My eyes filled up with tears reading this Di! A beautiful heartfelt tribute to your dear mum!

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