A love letter to the mothers of my friends

08 May

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Holding me as a toddler at the beach
All teeth and as happy as a can be!


Dear Mothers,

This is a love letter from me to you. Thank you for making the most wonderful humans and bringing them into this world. Thank you for bringing me my friends; loving, intelligent, compassionate. Thank you for making me a companion when I need an ear or a helping hand. Thank you for teaching them kindness, affection and generosity.

You taught them well; to laugh in the face of absurdity with me, to cry when sadness is bigger than the moment. They’ve nourished and fed me, cared for me, brought me a richness than is bigger than I would ever have imagined. We’ve shared many a glass of wine together, celebrating everything and nothing.

My mom when she was young
Like mother, like daughter?

Our faces light up when we find each other in a crowd.

Thank you for bringing me the beauty of their smiles, their love. I thank my mother for making me and teaching me to be the best I can be, your sons and daughter have a faithful companion in me.





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  1. Oh to Be a Muse

    May 8, 2011 at 11:57 am

    what a great post. i really like how you made this about the great mothers of your great friends!
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  2. Krystle

    May 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    This is beautiful. Simply beautiful.


  3. Lee Oliveira

    May 9, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Beautiful post. My mum is Brazil and I am in Australia but I’ve told her over the phone how much I love her..
    Lee x
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  4. Bella Q

    May 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    My new middle age tendency is to get maudlin and cry over sweet things. You made me cry with this beautiful, beautiful post.
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    May 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    This is so sweet, Fabienne! You’re wonderful.
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  6. Fashnlvr

    May 12, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Such a beautiful sentiment! I love this post and thank you to your mother for making you such a wonderful and beautiful person – inside and out!
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  7. Anika

    May 16, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Well, now I am crying! You my dear, are one beautiful soul. Big thanks to your mum, lovely. Hugs xx
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