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March 15, 2017 at 6:35 am by Angela

So this one had me stumped. I sat and pondered over it for ages and ages. There are lots of celebrities that I find interesting and if I happened to ‘bump into them’ in soft play or something then it would be great to have a chat. Nor do Sam and I go in for those ‘Freebie Lists‘ of ‘Friends’ fame so no motivation there! After much reflection, I decided there wasn’t a single celebrity personality that I would really want to meet if I had the opportunity.

So I have decide to take a ‘twist’ on this topic. A synonym of ‘Celebrity’ is ‘VIP’ and who is classified as a VIP really depends on individual perspective. One person who is an absolute VIP to me is my mum. She died just under 3 years ago before Little H was born; before she even knew Little H was going to be born.

My mum was such a warm and caring person. As someone who became a mother in the early 80’s, she gave up her career when I was born (re-training and finding her passion for Sugarcraft when when I was 12). She threw herself into parenting me and then my sister. She did all the things we blog about and snap for Instagram today: messy play, baking, walking, the park, cuddling us when we were poorly whilst we watch a Disney film. She was an amazing mum. She would have been a fantastic nana.

As hard as it has been to accept, I know she won’t be here to teach Little H how to bake; to make her brilliant birthday cakes; to spoil her rotten with presents that Sam and I quietly curse about. But recently Little H started looking at a picture with her in it and I had my first real experience of trying to explain to a 2 year old about her nana who she has never met. Will never meet. It made me really sad, not only because I miss my mum but because of what Little H will miss out on.

So yeah, if I could have 15 minutes to chat with anyone it would be my mum – my mum and Little H. I would hug her and seize the opportunity to be close to my mum once more. Then I would sit back and watch her enjoy her granddaughter for those few short – yet infinite – minutes. If only…

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Some comments:
  1. Oh gosh what a post. It made me feel quite tearful. I wish you could have that 15 minutes. She sounds like a wonderful woman and I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for joining us at #familyfun lovey xx

  2. Oh this post has bought a tear to my eye, I think all of us have lost a loved one who we would love just 15 more minutes with. Your mum sounds like a wonderful lady xx thanks for linking up to #BlogCrush
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  3. I’m so sorry reading this. It made me cry. Such a lovely idea that your Mum is your celebrity though. I’m sure she’d have loved that #blogcrush

  4. She sounds like a wonderful Woman. Whilst I fully appreciate that she can’t physically be here for little H, she made you the Woman and Mother you are today. So she is influencing him, teaching him, and sharing all those fun activities through you. She may not have got to meet him, but she’s touching his life every day. #blogcrush

  5. This is gorgeous Angela and you certainly look like your mum. Gorgeous photos, Deidre Barlow glasses and all. My mum died when Ella was 11 months old and I often wish she could have seen her grow up and see my remarry and be happy. Thanks for joining us for #marvmondays x
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    • I’m so sorry to hear you also lost your Mum when your daughter was so young. It’s really tough. I’m sure she’d be so pleased to know you’re found happiness again. Thanks for reading x

  6. A beautiful post. I’m lucky to still have both my parents despite having children later in life, though they are both becoming frailer each time i see them. I hope our eldest gets to form some bonds and memories with them. It must be very hard not having your mum around. Great that you are looking at photos and talking about her with Little H.

    • Thank-you for your lovely comment. It is hard but time always helps to heal any wound so it gets easier. I guess in a way I’ve known no different since she was gone before I became a mother. It’s lovely your parents are able to build bonds with your children though. I hope they have many more years of it! Thanks for reading.

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (3 & 0). I'm a Techie, Gardener, cake lover and tea addict. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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