Moo Needs A Mum

Moo needs someone to wipe her nose, put her hair in bunches and pull on her wellies. She needs someone to kiss it better, hold her hand and roll out the playdough. She needs to snuggle in, feel the warmth and comfort of a beating heart, be read to and sung to.

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She’ll need someone to walk her to school, to pack her lunch, to carry her home when she feels unwell. She’ll need someone to cheer her on at sports day, listen to her practice her spellings and film the nativity. Someone to guide her, lead the way and be an example.

She’ll need someone to confide in, to cry to, to stick up for her. She’ll need someone to explain the birds and the bees, give her a lift to the party and recommend her for a part time job. Someone to buy her Tampax, build her up and boost her confidence.

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She’ll need someone to help her pack her things, test her on the Highway Code and badger her to get up. She’ll need someone to wave her off at the airport, collect her newspaper clippings and someone to call at 2am. Someone to never judge, to help her find her way.

She’ll need someone to help her choose that perfect dress, weep with joy and get stuck in to the decorating. She’ll need someone to take the photographs, crochet the blanket and rock the baby while she bathes. Someone to support her as she mothers, be part of the village she needs.

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She’ll need someone to encourage her, support her, enable her to grow. To pick her up when she falls, celebrate her successes and hold her tight. Someone to depend upon, to bounce ideas off of, to be her crutch when she feels she can’t go on.

She needs a mum. I can’t take that away from her. I mustn’t.


Posted on March 23, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. You can do this. Please don’t give up. I just lost my sister-in-law to a pulmonary embolism a week ago and she left behind her 13 year old daughter. Now her dad must be mom and dad, and all her aunties and grandmas have to pitch in too. But oh she wishes she could trade all of us and have her mom back. Please please please. You are right. Moo needs a mum. And the mum she needs is YOU. Keep trying. Keep pushing. I know you can do this.

  2. Oh sweetheart I am sobbing! You will be that person for her, always. Even if sometimes you are down or unwell, she will know you are always there for her.

    Beautiful post. Xxx

  3. No, you mustn’t. You are irreplaceable in her world, remember that on the darkest of days. x

  4. Oh lovely – you need to read that post OUT LOUD again and again every single time you even think about not being here. Your little Moo loves you and you need to be in her world. You are her world. Sending you big squeezes

    Ps – you might remember but my little DD was having her tongue tie op and you asked me to let you know how it went. All fine and she latched on etc. but – got very frustrated at how slllooooowwe(to her) breast feeding is so we’re still mostly giving her expressed bottles. 10 weeks and counting! I’m OK with it. Expressing is just part of my life now! Hope I can do a sixth (ate my sums right?!) as well as you and get to 24 weeks. Xx

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