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Happy Mother’s Day – Short Letters to the Mums in My Life

To Maman,

You carried me.

You gave birth to me.

You raised me.

Single-handedly.

For a long time, it was just the two of us against the world, and we were pretty happy.

Then you gave me the most beautiful gift any mother could give her child: siblings. My three little brothers, my sunshines, mes frangins.

For Mother's Day this year, I wanted to celebrate all the mums in my life who are special with these Short Letters to the Mums in My Life: To Maman

 

To Mamie,

Ma petite Mamie, there is no way you’ll be able to read this as

1) it’s online and

2) it’s in English, but I don’t care.

I am so grateful you’ve always been such a strong presence in my life.

Daughter of a baker, wife of a workaholic, mother-of-four… you have shaped me, loved me and looked after me when mum was busy working.

I am grateful we’ve always been so close.

For Mother's Day this year, I wanted to celebrate all the mums in my life who are special with these Short Letters to the Mums in My Life: To Mamie

 

To Adeline,

I always knew you’d be an amazing mum. I’d watched you and your own mum. The special bond you shared with Carline was something else!

Listening to you as you were struggling to conceive was heart-breaking. I could see how ready you were to become a mum, who would cherish, nurture and raise respectful little humans.

Ju and you have done such a wonderful job with your three. They are a gorgeous little bunch.

I just wish we could all see each other more regularly.

For Mother's Day this year, I wanted to celebrate all the mums in my life who are special with these Short Letters to the Mums in My Life: To Adeline

 

To Cé,

From the minute you first held Crevette, it looked like the pieces of a puzzle were starting to fit together.

You’d make such a great mum! Not just any mum, though. You are one of a kind; a mum whose love has no limits yet a mum who isn’t duped by children’s shenanigans. Ever. You are a rock, mama!

You’re like your own lovely mum, albeit a softer version of CatCat.

You’ve gone through some tough shizzle in the past few years, yet you’ve managed to get up in the morning, look after the girls and be the best mum you could be.

My admiration and love for you has no bounds, my dear ‘sister from another mother!’

For Mother's Day this year, I wanted to celebrate all the mums in my life who are special with these Short Letters to the Mums in My Life: To Cé

… and last but not least,

 

To me!

Will you stop being so self-critical and feel like you could always do more, be more?

You love your four children more than you ever thought was humanely possible.

You protect them with all your might, yet let them me independent and encourage them to be whoever they want to be.

You love them fiercely.

You teach them daily.

You let them be.

You are there. Always.

Never forget that.

For Mother's Day this year, I wanted to celebrate all the mums in my life who are special with these Short Letters to the Mums in My Life: To Me

16 Comments

  1. Sandhya Hariharan
    12/03/2018 / 1:03 pm

    Such a beautiful letter.. I read word to word right upto the end… You have got your way with writing so beautifully!!!
    And the last picture is shot gorgeously… Kudos to all of you and the photographer.

    • Mel
      Author
      12/03/2018 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you so my Sandy! My auntie took the photo last summer, using my camera 🙂

  2. Ce
    12/03/2018 / 2:14 pm

    You have such a beautiful soul!! And I am speechless and that’s rare!!! I admire you strong Mama, I learn from you and love your tribe as if they were mine! Love you my “sister from another mother”!

    • Mel
      Author
      12/03/2018 / 2:22 pm

      You, speechless? No, that can’t be right 🙂 Love you loads xxxx

    • Mel
      Author
      12/03/2018 / 2:39 pm

      xxx

  3. 12/03/2018 / 2:27 pm

    So lovely darling. Your words at the end are ones to hold the closest xxx

    • Mel
      Author
      12/03/2018 / 2:42 pm

      Easy to forget though, isn’t it? xxxxx

  4. 12/03/2018 / 2:30 pm

    Oh Mel. This had me in tears. The mums in your life sound wonderful and you clearly love them fiercely. You are one of the best mums I know because of how utterly selfless you are – everything you do is for your four and I admire that so much. Lots of love xx

    • Mel
      Author
      12/03/2018 / 2:40 pm

      Now you’re having me in tears, silly! These 4 kiddies absolutely changed my life, all for the better. I had no idea how much you could love until I first held Crevette, and then his sisters… So much love 🙂 xxx

  5. 12/03/2018 / 11:47 pm

    Love you darling, everyone’s said it already, when I grow up I want to be just like you 😉

    • Mel
      Author
      12/03/2018 / 11:50 pm

      Hahaha, no one has ever said that to me! I feel honoured 🙂 Love you lots xxx

  6. Kim W
    14/03/2018 / 9:00 pm

    How lovely, thank you for sharing Mel. What lovely photos.

    • Mel
      Author
      15/03/2018 / 8:00 am

      Thanks Kim. These ladies are very special!

    • Mel
      Author
      21/03/2018 / 11:07 pm

      xxx

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