For so it is written.

You were too beautiful for Earth. We were waiting on you, but it wasn’t the right time. So I thought I’d tell you about your mum. I know you’ve heard her voice and you most definitely felt her love. You see, your mum is wonderful.

She has been one of my best friends for over 20 years.

We’ve laughed and cried together for years. We’ve eaten cake, planned hen nights, prayed, wore the frocks, held babies and cried a bit more.

There isn’t much I couldn’t tell your mum.

Your mum works with children who need a wee bit more love than most. I can’t tell you how much she gives to them. How much she worries about them, how much she thinks about making their time in school the best it can be.

But I bet you don’t know that every night she reads your big brother a story. Every morning she makes his lunch and every day she works the logistics like a gymnast to get him from school.

Your mama has great taste in coffee and books. She loves nothing more than an afternoon with friends with coffee and blethers. She loves the style of the 40s and 50s and I remember her beautiful champagne wedding dress and RED shoes.

Your mama has the most incredible sense of social justice and she wants to save the world. Sometime we need to remind her she needs to come first.

You know your mama can’t sing, even though she loves to. You know your mama loves to read, that’s why she knows lots of things.

Most of all, you know your mama loved every part of you.

We were all waiting to meet you, to hold you and bring you in to the wider family.

Know this little one, your mama is amazing. We promise to support her, your dad and your big brother. We promise to NEVER forget you.

And I promise that I will always be your mad auntie in the city.

For so it is written.

Sleep well darling x

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