Me and my mum

Letter to my Mother on Mother’s day

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Feeling of déjà vu? Mother’s day in the UK is in March and at the time I wrote the letter I would like to receive from my daughter. In Portugal, Mother’s day is on the first Sunday of May so now I’m writing a letter for my mum who I love dearly.



I love you so, so much! You’ve always been my biggest cheerleader, but also my most honest ‘friend’. With you I know there is no judgment or hidden agendas, just pure, selfless, unconditional love. 

Sorry for being difficult when I was younger. I’m still learning, still improving…

Do you remember that time when I said I didn’t want to have children? So funny, isn’t it? Now look at me… a dotting mother hen! Never in my wildest dreams I thought I would end up with these most incredible human beings.



children hugging



All my life I’ve done things in my weird little way. I still do, even this thing of being a mum.

You nudged me gently, but never pushed me. You let me be me and make my own mistakes. But whenever I needed you, you were always there.  

Subconsciously, my mothering has been heavily influenced by yours. Like you, I believe in happiness and that it can’t be bought.  

After all this time, I have flashbacks of little things you used to do that made my childhood special. The hidden surprises. The drawings.  

Now, at 40 something, I need you more than ever. Selfishly, I want you to remain healthy and to be there for me and for my girls. The idea of losing you haunts me.

You’re my rock.

So today, I just want to say, I love you and owe so much. Please look after yourself and lets laugh again until we wee ourselves 😉



PS – Wish you were here, not over 1,500 km away 


Did you know?

My mum is a former language teacher. She’s the guardian angel of Mother Tongue Notes.

Thank you mum, as well, for your help and support on this project. Love you!

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Comments 4

  1. Lovely letter. I have two young children and I’ve had a lot of similar thoughts. It’s amazing how being a mom reflects your childhood in unexpected ways. I lost my mom 7 months ago and didn’t get to tell her a lot of these things. I hope you share this letter and more with your mom while you can. #blogcrush

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      Hi Margaret, thank you for reading and for your lovely comment. I’m sorry for your loss, I hope you have many beautiful memories of your mum to cherish… sending love <3

  2. Mums are so precious. And I think you’re right – we never outgrow the need for our mums (even if we pretend we do around age 14-20!). My mum lives a couple hundred miles from me and I miss her, but I love that she’s always ready to listen when I call.

    And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂 #blogcrush

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