Thursday, 2 May 2013

Dear Jennie - on Matilda Mae's first birthday

Dear Jennie

Today, we celebrated Matilda Mae's first birthday, I hope that is ok.

We wrote her name in moon sand.

We blew bubbles up to the sky.

We made purple salt dough stars.

We baked a pink cake and decorated it with MM for Matilda Mae.

And, once the children are sleeping and as the sun sets, I will light a candle for beautiful baby Tilda.

I am so sorry that this is all I can do.

I wish, with every part of me, that I could bring your baby home.

Turn back time.

Bring to your mind the comfort that you have bestowed upon others.

Give to your heart the peace that it deserves.

Return to your arms your darling daughter.

You know that I cannot.

And I am sorry.

Thinking of you, today and always.


This post is part of a Blog hop started by Susanne.


  1. Beautifuloly written, what thoughtful activities for today.

  2. Beautiful, I think we all wish we could find a way to bring her back where she belongs :( x

  3. Beautiful. I wish that I could do those things too. Thank you so much for sharing, and for linking up for Matilda's birthday

  4. Thank you so much for doing so many lovely things for Tilda's birthday. I am so sad that you will never get to meet her. I am sure she would have loved all those birthday activities and the cake!! Thank you x x x

    1. That makes me sad too, that we will never meet; but I am so glad that she has brought you, your blog and your lovely family into my life. xxx

  5. What a beautiful post. Lovely words and a lovely tribute.

  6. Thank you for the lovely comments. Any beauty in this post comes straight from Tilda, I'm sure of it. Everything she touches is beautiful by default xxx

  7. Oh, if the collective could wish this tragedy away Tilda would be back in Jennie's arms. Sadly, all we can do is show our support and hold hands virtually.
    Your activities for Tilda's day are lovely!

  8. What lovey words and lovely activities to remember Matilda Mae. If only all our wishing could have made Thursday a very different day xx