‘What a beautiful difference one single life made.’ (Author Unknown)
I saw this quote as I was searching for something to say about you, that would somehow capture what it is that I feel to say. There is so much I want to say, so many words, memories, stories and anecdotes that fill up the recesses of my tired mind. A treasure trove of times remembered, moments shared and lives lived. Laughter times, happy times, crying times, and so much more besides.
You were so much more than just our Mum, you were our friend, our confidante, our defender, nurturer and protector. You loved us unconditionally, and with abandon, right until you drew your last breath here on Earth. Upon that last breath you whispered in the quietest of whispers “I love you”. You whispered it four times. One time for each of us. We were your girls right until the end. They were the last words you spoke before you left to join Daddy, to once more dance cheek to cheek.
You taught us to be the best that we could be, and taught us to do our best and that our best was good enough.You were a Mum in a million, just as Daddy was a Dad in a million. You with Daddy taught us about being a team, and working together. You taught us about give and take, and that sometimes you had to compromise.
You taught us to love thy neighbour and to give everyone a second chance but mostly you taught us how to love. You were a brilliant Mum, always doing the best for us! You never had the joy of knowing your Mum but you made sure that we had our Mum, always there and always on side.
These few words are not enough to paint the picture that was you, and simply touch the surface but just for now, they are as much as I care to share.
We love you, now and always! xxxx
(The featured image to the right is of our Mum and Dad sharing a tender moment in July 2013, just a few months before my Dad slipped away to the world of spirit).