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For Mum

By helenlinda
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

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paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 2:07AM
Nice macro.
Matt

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ColleenA Plus
4 318 4 Australia
9 Mar 2013 4:02AM
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...........
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
9 Mar 2013 4:02AM
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
9 Mar 2013 5:18AM
this is beautiful...
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
9 Mar 2013 5:53AM
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
Ray42 8 3 England
9 Mar 2013 6:39AM
Beautiful thoughts
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 6:44AM
wonderful words helen wonderful image Wink
andy
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Mar 2013 7:06AM
Very touching thoughts!
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 7:56AM
A wonderful sentiment Helen!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Mar 2013 7:59AM
Beautifully said, Helen.

Dave
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
9 Mar 2013 8:29AM
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.
netta1234 Plus
4 354 2 Wales
9 Mar 2013 8:54AM
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
9 Mar 2013 9:39AM
Lovely image, words and thoughts, Helen.

P.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
9 Mar 2013 9:50AM
Another fantastic and great work,love it,
saeid
DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
9 Mar 2013 10:31AM
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.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
9 Mar 2013 11:12AM
Beautiful image and a lovely and thoughtful write up Helen.
Rende
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
9 Mar 2013 11:25AM
A very nice Mothers day tribute here.

Best Matt
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 11:30AM
Such a beautiful sentiment Helen accompanied by a great picture and words so true
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 11:42AM

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
Irishkate Plus
5 38 98 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 11:53AM
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
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
9 Mar 2013 12:02PM
Lovely text
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
9 Mar 2013 12:07PM
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.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
9 Mar 2013 12:12PM
I will, a lovely write up

Peter
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 1:28PM
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
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 1:53PM
Beautifully said Helen!
Ann
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Mar 2013 2:09PM
A wonderful capture and presentation, Helen, and a fine tribute to your mum Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
9 Mar 2013 2:55PM
Fine sentiments, Helen and a very good tribute to your Mum.

Malc
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 7:03PM
Such wonderful words from you Helen
and mean so much to so many
Lillian
ann_g 12 19 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 8:10PM
lovely, I miss my mom too Smile
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 9:13PM
A beautiful image and moving words. I feel blessed that I still have my mum (and dad).
Carol
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 10:31PM
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.
Source 6
9 Mar 2013 11:03PM
Nice words and work
-source
9 Mar 2013 11:35PM
What a lovely tribute. You're mum was lucky to have you.
Johanna
10 Mar 2013 4:51AM
Excellent Helen--Gary
10 Mar 2013 8:35AM
Lovely words Helen, a nice image Smile
Jan
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 9:19AM
Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile
Paree 11 616 3
10 Mar 2013 10:47PM
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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 11:30PM
Thanks Maureen - had my skype too today with my daughter and grandson's - isn't technology wonderful SmileSmile
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
17 Mar 2013 9:10AM

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
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2013 2:55PM
Thanks Mavis Smile
RobinF 10 83 1 England
25 Mar 2013 3:52AM
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.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2013 5:01AM
Thank you Robin .......................and many thanks for your User Award SmileSmile

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