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Birthday Wishes

September 14, 2011

Today is my Mum’s birthday, her 60th.

If there are words to describe the feeling inside my heart, they hide from me.  I cannot describe my memories, or the hopes I had for this day.  The joy we should be sharing now.  I can only look at this picture of my beautiful Mama, pregnant with me and glowing.  Her skin was like velvet and she always smelled wonderful.  When she laughed, no one could resist her.  We never wanted to.

Happy birthday Jaqueline Jones, happy birthday Mama bean.  We miss you.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2011 1:03 am

    Happy birthday to your mom Emma. And a big hug to you all.

  2. Dad permalink
    September 14, 2011 10:34 am

    This photo was always a joy to me and I felt very proud to be with her.

    • emmalina73 permalink
      September 14, 2011 8:35 pm

      Ok, crying now.

  3. poeticchronicles permalink
    September 14, 2011 12:19 pm

    She looks so beautiful and happy! Like you I’m at a loss to seize the right words to describe the feelings, the vacant place left by a beloved one, the grief, the happy memories and the regrets, the presence that’s still there, the things that could have happened yet…Happy birthday to your mama, it’s a gift to have wonderful parents (that’s for the loving dad too, ref comment above!). You are blessed with beautiful parents (and not only parents in-law…;)

  4. September 14, 2011 2:14 pm

    I am sending you a hug from my side of the cosmos. Oh, and friend, that hug is chocolate covered.

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