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When my mum died in 2005 it was just a week before Mothering Sunday.
I felt lost without her and bought a card that she would have liked and wrote it for Dad to thank him for all he had done for her.
"I think today belongs to you" I wrote. Its a day for me to say "thank you" for all your love and care for my Mum through all the years, but especially the years since her stroke.
One of the little things that dad did was to put her earrings in in the morning and then take them out before she went to bed, leaving them on white paper on the table so that they would show up well the next morning.
Its the little things that we so easily forget or don't even notice. So when I saw these words on the pavement in Kings Heath last week I immediately thought that's going into my Mothering Sunday image.
Mothering Sunday is always a mixed bag of emotions - for some have not been able to become mothers, some have had poor relationships with their own mother. Others still are not fulfilled as mothers, or have recently lost them.
At church on Sunday there will be flowers for all females, mothers or not, so no one is excluded
If you still have a Mum, remember the little things that make her special to you.
Helen

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
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Date Taken:7 Mar 2013 - 10:10 AM
Focal Length:55mm
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Title:For Mum
Username:helenlinda helenlinda
Uploaded:9 Mar 2013 - 1:55 AM
Tags:2013, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Mothering sunday, Nature, Photo journalism
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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 2:07 AM

Nice macro.
Matt

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 4:02 AM

A great image and wonderful words.... you have made me cry as your words are so true.. I never became a mother so will never know what its like, my mom is 84 and so frail and I only see her a few times a year...........

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Mar 2013 - 4:02 AM

This is a lovely photo and write up Helen ! My mom died the day after mother's day in 2009 - so I had the priviledge of spoiling her the day before she went home Smile

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9 Mar 2013 - 5:18 AM

this is beautiful...

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 5:53 AM

Wonderful words that brought a lump to my throat when I read them, Helen. It is a sad time for those of us who have lost our mothers, but we must feed on the happy memories. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 6:39 AM

Beautiful thoughts

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 6:44 AM

wonderful words helen wonderful image Wink
andy

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3187 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 7:06 AM

Very touching thoughts!

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 7:56 AM

A wonderful sentiment Helen!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 7:59 AM

Beautifully said, Helen.

Dave

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 8:29 AM

A great tribute, and so lovely. It relates to women as it has connotations with the famous French head gear and symbol, and also the food. Clever and so beautiful.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2189 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 8:54 AM

Wonderful words and a wonderful image Helen.
I used to say to my boys if they were a little bit cheeky to me,
Remember boys "you can get as many wives as you like in your life,
But you only get one Mother Smile
NettaSmile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 - 9:39 AM

Lovely image, words and thoughts, Helen.

P.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 9:50 AM

Another fantastic and great work,love it,
saeid

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 10:31 AM

Lovely image and even better words. (No offence meant) Its nice to remember someone you have lost with such fond memories. As long as you remember her she has not gone but will be with you forever.


David.

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Rende
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9 Mar 2013 - 11:12 AM

Beautiful image and a lovely and thoughtful write up Helen.
Rende

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:25 AM

A very nice Mothers day tribute here.

Best Matt

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:30 AM

Such a beautiful sentiment Helen accompanied by a great picture and words so true

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:42 AM


Quote: Wonderful words that brought a lump to my throat when I read them, Helen. It is a sad time for those of us who have lost our mothers, but we must feed on the happy memories. Carol

I am glad Carol wrote that.......... I can hardly see the keyboard.
Diane

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:53 AM

A very thought provoking image Helen.
Sadly my mother died many years ago, but I'm the oldest of seven children
so she lives on in us all.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 12:02 PM

Lovely text

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 12:07 PM

My daughter says that one day is not enough - Im her Mum each and every day. But it is nice to be remembered and also to remember your own Mum when she is no longer with you.
Joan.

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jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Mar 2013 - 12:12 PM

I will, a lovely write up

Peter

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7440 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1028 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 1:28 PM

Amen to the above.
I always get a card from Sarah addressed to Mummy Wooldridge, the postman must be used to it by now.
I don't do a card myself, since Mothering Sunday gave way to the card industry's creation of Mother's Day. But I received wonderful news yesterday - my mother who has been poorly is on the mend and thinks she'll be able to attend Sarah's wedding.
Moira

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AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 1:53 PM

Beautifully said Helen!
Ann

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 2:09 PM

A wonderful capture and presentation, Helen, and a fine tribute to your mum Wink
Trev Smile

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saltireblue Site Moderator 43956 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 2:55 PM

Fine sentiments, Helen and a very good tribute to your Mum.

Malc

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Lillian
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9 Mar 2013 - 7:03 PM

Such wonderful words from you Helen
and mean so much to so many
Lillian

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ann_g
ann_g  10 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 - 8:10 PM

lovely, I miss my mom too Smile

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gingerdelight

A beautiful image and moving words. I feel blessed that I still have my mum (and dad).
Carol

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pamelajean Critique Team 8775 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1605 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 10:31 PM

I sorted out my shell collection yesterday, and so was drawn to your image immediately, but your narrative was more engrossing and yes I do remember the little things my mother used to do and say, I remember her 365 days of the year, and miss her lots.

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9 Mar 2013 - 11:03 PM

Nice words and work
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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2013 - 11:35 PM

What a lovely tribute. You're mum was lucky to have you.
Johanna

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milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
10 Mar 2013 - 4:51 AM

Excellent Helen--Gary

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janlea e2 Member 2janlea vcard United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 - 8:35 AM

Lovely words Helen, a nice image Smile
Jan

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 9:19 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:47 PM

amazingly touching write up,
how thoughtful to put your mums earrings in
such a special love to do this.

paree

i still have my mum,
but for me my mothering Sunday is only on skype......

as too many miles are involved

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 11:30 PM

Thanks Maureen - had my skype too today with my daughter and grandson's - isn't technology wonderful SmileSmile

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17 Mar 2013 - 9:10 AM


Quote: Beautiful image and a lovely and thoughtful write up Helen.
Rende

A lovely photo Helen , some-one else but you thought of the little things as this image goes to show .You have beautiful words too xxx

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 2:55 PM

Thanks Mavis Smile

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 3:52 AM

I am fortunate in that I still have my Mum, your lovely words have reminded me to pay her more attention than I have lately Helen.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
25 Mar 2013 - 5:01 AM

Thank you Robin .......................and many thanks for your User Award SmileSmile

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