Thursday, 2 May 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Matilda Mae

I'm so sorry that today wasn't the day your Mummy and Daddy dreamt it would be.
That you're not excitedly unwrapping your presents with your brother and sister.
That you haven't been spending this week enjoying your first holiday with your family.

However I am so glad I was lucky enough to know you, to cuddle you, to see you cheeky smile and big brown eyes. 

 The only photo I have of C (far left) and Tilda (far right) (and S (centre) - Baked Potato Mummy)                                             
I wish I had a picture of the time I had you sat on one knee and C on the other. Amusingly thinking to myself that this is what it would be like to have two. I wish I had known that was the last time I would see you.
Instead of buying you a birthday present today, I have donated that money to The Lullaby Trust.
Tonight I will light a candle in your honour.
I hope you are enjoying your birthday in the sky xxx

 Forever linked - never forgotten x                                    

Jennie and her fellow mummy bloggers have organised an online auction to raise funds for The Lullaby Trust in Matilda's memory.  Further details can be found here

This post was written as part of a blog hop for Matilda's 1st Birthday. You can view the other entries here:



  1. Having met the family I know how much this means to them

  2. What a beautiful picture. Your words have brought tears to my eyes - may none of us forget how precious our time with our children truly is x

  3. Oh wow, treasure the memories x

  4. What beautiful memories made xx And what a beautiful picture xx

  5. Oh what a fab picture! I did not know that you had this x Thank you for sharing and thank you for donating to The Lullaby Trust x x x

  6. Beautifully written and great photo xx

  7. You must have some lovely memories to cherish forever. Thank you so much for sharing. And thank you for linking up for Matilda's birthday

  8. So sad and unfair that the three will not grow up playing together!

  9. What a lovely photo - a memory to treasure xx