Thursday, 2 May 2013

For Matilda Mae

Over the past week, I have been completely overwhelmed by the strength, emotion and beauty that I've read in the recent posts from Jennie who writes the blog, Edspire

Jennie and her husband, David tragically lost their 9 month old baby girl, Matilda Mae to SIDS three months ago.

The support I have witnessed from the blogging community for Jennie and her family has been truly amazing and it never ceases to amaze me how everyone rallies around to give their love and support to their fellow bloggers (who in most cases have become friends) in whatever way they can.

I have wanted to comment on posts, or send a message of condolence to Jennie, David, Esther and William but somehow it hasn't felt right. I am one of those who came across the blog because of their loss and so I have read from a distance sending out as much healing and love to the family as possible.

However, in recent days I have felt the urge and the want to do something for Matilda Mae, particularly as today would have been Matilda’s 1st birthday. And it is also today that Jennie, David, Esther and William will finally lay her ashes to rest.

So, I would like to honour Matilda with this poem. Rest in peace MM xx 

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For Matilda Mae

Fly sweet angel, spread your wings and fly

This world has now released you, back to God’s embrace

Your presence has been felt far and wide

You have touched so many hearts

Many have never known you but feel your everlasting spark

Like a firework you've touched us

With your beauty and your colourful, sparkling smile

That penetrates deep inside us and touches us to our core, our soul

Rest in peace now sweet angel, you are loved both here and there

And know that when the time is right, you will all be linked together once more

Keep shining your bright light sweet angel, we honour you today

As we wish you safe passage on your voyage across the sea




© Charlotte Hughes 1 May 2013




I am linking this poem to Ghostwriter Mummy's tribute to Matilda Mae and also to Prose For Thought. Happy 1st Birthday Beautiful Matilda xx


36 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. Just gorgeous. Thank you so much and thank you for linking up too. It means so much
    xxxxx

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    1. Hi Susanne - It has been a honour to be part of this truly wonderful tribute to little Matilda Mae. What a beautiful, smiley angel she was. She touched my heart and I know she has touched so many more. Sending you all so much love today, particularly Jennie, David, Esther and William xxx

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  2. I am sitting outside school waiting for Grace in tears, this is so beautiful Charlie, so well-written. I feel like you about offering support from as distance but I'm sure Jenny is feeling the love and support from us all. Honoured to have this poem linked to Prose for Thought xx

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    1. I've cried today too xx Such love being shared in such an array of different tribute posts for beautiful Matilda Mae xx This blogging thing is truly amazing and I feel so privileged to be a part of it all. Sending you a big hug xx

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  3. Crying. Beautiful and poignant.

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  4. I am reading such beautiful poems today and this is no exception, such lovely words full of meaning and love. I know they will be appreciated. Popping over from the blog hop.

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    1. There have been so many beautiful, heart felt tributes today xx Truly amazing this community of people. I'll be sending out blessings and light to Jennie & David at sunset for them and Matilda Mae xx I get teary just thinking about it all. Much love to you Fiona xx

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  5. Beautiful words for a beautiful baby girl x

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  6. Baked Potato Mummy2 May 2013 at 21:00

    This is such a beautiful poem. Perfect for beautiful Baby Tilda xx

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    1. Tilda's beautiful smile will be etched into the memories of time. She was definitely heaven sent xx

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  7. I love your metaphor of the fireworks sparkles touching us. Beautiful poem.

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  8. Felt exactly the same, I read Jennies blog before Matilda died but never commented and now can't find the words but wanted her to know we're thinking if her - beautiful poem xx

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    1. I think the love and support that has been shown today for Jennie and her family hopefully makes up for any words that we cannot find xx

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  9. What lovely words for a beautiful baby girl x

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  10. Beautiful poem, like you I came across Jennie after her loss but wanted to show some support in a small way x

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    1. I believe there is definitely strength in numbers and I hope Jennie and her family found love, support & strenght from everyone's posts xx

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  11. Really beautiful, a lovely tribute.

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  12. This is such a lovely poem, thank you for writing it and for thinking of Tilda on her special day x Thank you x

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    1. Jennie - Thank you so much for popping across to leave me a message xx It means a lot and it was truly an honour to be part of Tilda's special day. I know it's not the same but when we scattered some of my Mum's ashes close to where we live here for the girls, it gave us all a sense of peace knowing she was finally laid to rest and part of her was with us. The loss never goes away but beautiful Tilda will be with you always and forever. That link can never ever be broken. Sending you and your beautiful family love, healing and light xxx

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  13. Lovely words that say so much about a beautiful baby girl and her strong family.

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