A Day of Reflections and Memories

Some of you may have noticed that our blog posts have been few and far between, this is for many reasons – we have been busy crafting orders and new ideas so we haven’t had a lot of time to sit down and write a new blog post, but also we have been going through a very difficult, emotional time as a family. Today is a day of reflection for us. A time to look at the past and the present, look over things which have happened and what has brought us to where we are today.

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Five years ago today, on 23rd February 2007, my life changed forever – my beautiful Mum was taken away… taken from our lives, a chunk torn from our hearts, a huge part of our lives gone.

I know Mum is always around me in spirit, in memories and in my heart but there are so many times when I see or hear something or someone and would do anything to lift the phone to hear Mum’s voice.

Christine Thomson was so much more than just my Mum… she was my best friend, soulmate, the one I always asked for advice and shared my ‘secrets’ with, the woman I looked up to. Mum was the person who always understood me – she could read me like a book ♥

I lived with my Mum and Dad until I was almost 23 years old, and for three years Mum and I also worked together… we shared an office, we shared a house, we shared our lives. We would shop together, laugh together, watch movies together and socialise together. Mum was my best friend.

When I was getting married in 2004, Mum travelled from East Kilbride to Stoke on Trent to help me choose my wedding dress and helped me with so many other decisions for our big day, including making our own wedding invitations and guest favours and much more.

We spoke on the telephone every day, with many emails in between the calls, we would often text each other with random little comments or jokes, or just to simply say “I Love You” – we shared everything.

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They say that pain eases with time… each day which passes, achievement or failure, it breaks my heart that Mum is not here beside me. I can’t just lift the phone to hear her voice, or visit our family home to see Mum smile. The heartache never eases.

When Mum was in hospital she told Dad something which breaks my heart, she said “what hurts me most is that I’ll never see my grandchildren” – two years after Mum passed away we had our third miscarriage and I truly believe that Mum is looking after our Angel babies in Heaven ♥ Mum and Dad had been through the heartache of miscarriages before my birth and she understood my questions, fears and the emotions I was going through – she may not have had the desperately sought after answers, but she was there to give her support and those all important Mum hugs!!

Everything I do is done with my Mum in mind and it was through all of Mum’s love and encouragement that we have been able to build our business and cope with the rough and the smooth, our business is moving forward and I sincerely hope my darling Mum is proud of us.

Without the love, support and encouragement from Mum and Dad I would not be where I am today, I would not be the person I am now and I most definitely would not be self employed and running our own growing business. Over the years my parents have taught me that nothing is beyond reach – as long as we are willing to commit our time, effort and money into our plans then we can achieve our dreams.

My dreams are now becoming a reality and I owe it all to my Mum and Dad.

My Mum is always around me in spirit and I know she always will be, this knowledge is what helps me through the really difficult times and remember that I cannot give up – Mum would never give up!!

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I love you Mum… I may have had my moments as a difficult teenager where I made things hard for you but I have always loved you and I always will. You are always in my heart and in my thoughts. You are always with us.

You can read Mum’s story ‘HERE’.

Take care Mum… sending lots of love and hugs to you in Heaven.

Lots of love, your devoted daughter and your wonderful son-in-law.

xxx Sleep well Angel xxx

xxx 15th May 1956 until 23rd February 2007 xxx

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4 comments on “A Day of Reflections and Memories

  1. What a beautiful post and your Mum sounds like a truly wonderful lady. I lost my Dad in 2007 too.

    Thank you for sharing your memories of your lovely Mum with us and I am sure she is indeed watching down over you with real pride (as I feel my Dad is with me)

    Ali x

    • eljay1980 says:

      Thank you Ali, your post means a lot to me. Mum was wonderful and I’m sure your Dad is wonderful too. I am sure that all of our loved ones who have passed on are watching over us, with pride and love and I think that’s one of the biggest things which keeps me going through the difficult times.

      Sending you lots of love, Laura xxx

  2. Myra Rai says:

    Laura you for sharing your mum’s memories with us, it was touching, she passed away so young.

    My father passed away in 2006 and I still miss him, there is always a void in my heart but I know he is always with me.

    Laura you are a wonderful person who loves life and you share that with others, I am sure your mother would of been very proud of you today. xxx

    • eljay1980 says:

      Thank you so much for your beautiful words Myra, they mean a lot to us as a family.

      I am sorry to hear that you have lost your father also, though I totally agree that he is always with you.

      Sending you lots of love and hugs xxxxx

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