Sentimental Me: With Brave Wings She Flies.

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Are you sentimental?

I am.

Unashamed to say, I always have been.

Yesterdays Fox in Flats Style Challenge on Instagram made me realise exactly how sentimental I am…

Thank goodness my man get’s me. He understands why I cling on to things, like cards or possessions that belong (ed) to people I adore.

They may not be big expensive things, but everything I keep has a big memory attached.

Memories that I treasure.

I also am lucky enough to have life-long friends that really know me.  You know the friends I mean? The ones that no matter what, they always have your back.

The type of friends that would drop everything in a heartbeat for you, to offer help or support.

My bestie really knows me, she see’s past the exterior shell and truly understands what makes me tick.

She tell’s me when I’m over-committing (which is something I do, often).

She also knows the heavy stuff – the stuff that is locked away, because it’s too painful to discuss or think about.

What I love about her though, is the thoughtfulness.

A while ago she sat me down to discuss way’s of dealing with my personal grief and loss, that I have buried deep in my soul.

It meant the world to me. It also helped me write this piece about my girl.

She is a friend I’ve made memories with…sentimental memories.

Something as simple as a little note, can also pull on my heartstrings.

My gorgeous friend Katy (KatyPotaty) wrote me a note when I was leaving Witchery (she also works at Lorna Jane on Hastings Street) which meant we could no longer share the occasional lunch together.

Just the mere fact that she took the time to write her feelings, really did mean the world to me.

On the note she listed 6 things she likes about me.

The day she gave it to me, I popped it in the back of my phone case for safe keeping. 7 months later and it’s still there.

I read it often – because these days, we rarely seem to find a spare 5 mins to catch-up and natter.

Those few words written on a note are so precious to me, because I know she means them.

Yes, I’m very sentimental – if you are lucky enough to find your way into my heart (big metal vault with top-level security protecting it) – you will stay there for life. No matter what.

If you are a regular around these parts, you already know how much I love my girl.

She is my world.

This is her birth story that I found the courage to write a few months ago. It has taken me a long time to feel confident enough to open my heart, but I now realise that we all have emotions that need to be released from time to time.

When I turned 50 my girl brought me a Uber Kate Uber Circle necklace, which literally blew me away.

One side was engraved with Happy 50th Birthday Mum. The other-side with, You Are My Sunshine (I sang this to her while she was lying in her incubator, after being born at just 28 weeks).

To me, we have the perfect relationship. She is not only my daughter, she is my best friend.

She also knows what makes me tick.

Those words on my Uber Circle – they hit my sentimental jackpot bigtime!

Yes, you’ve guessed it – I’m a sentimental old fool. I adore my family and friends.

I give all of myself, unconditionally for life.

Not sure why, but I have been thinking about my girl so much lately. I guess it’s because she is about to start the next phase of her life.

I am so proud of her. She has ambition, she pictures her future and it excites us all.

November will see her start her first Law Clerkship position in Brisbane.

Maybe I’m a touch panicked that our relationship will change as her future takes hold.

One thing I know for sure, my necklace will always take me back to the moment when it all began.

Sentimental Me:With Brave Wings She Flies

 

Do you hold on to treasures like me? Sentimental?

 

Bev,

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  • It’s so hard letting them go! I still have a bead bracelet Mr 20 made me when he was knee high to a grasshopper, with the words “World’s Best Mum” on it. The elastic has perished but I still have it all safely in my jewel box 🙂

    • Janet we are so blessed!. I love that you have kept the beads from your son…the little things often have the biggest impact xx

  • What a fabulous Mum you are, your daughter is also very lucky to have you xxx

    • Thanks beautiful xx I’m super proud of my baby, she is a driven, reach for the stars type of girl – which melts my heart. xx

  • Bev, you’ve just gone and made me cry! So yes – I too am sentimental. It means the world to me when someone takes the time to share their feelings with me: be it a card, note, email or message. I think the world needs more love spread around. And you are spreading a beautiful, sparkly share. x

    • Oh darling you are adorable – never change xx
      The little things really count for me because they are often the most thoughtful. Knowing someone has your back or has your best interests at heart, really does mean the world. xx

  • Love this post hun. You are a beautiful soul and your daughter is so special. You have such an amazing bond! You’ve made me all emo. xx

    • Thanks so much darling. I feel blessed to have her in my life – I just know you would love her too! xxx Mwah

  • Oh Bev what a beautiful post and that daughter of yours… melt! xx

    • Gorgeous girl, I am the luckiest . She really is truly adorable…I would fall instantly in love with her even if she wasn’t mine xx

  • You’re a beautiful Mum with a beautiful girl. Love your love for each other. xxx

    • Oh Vanessa I love her so so much. I’m so proud of her and of course I want her to fly, but a little piece of me wants nothing to change and for us all to stay this way forever…xxx

  • WOW! What an awesome post Bev. I got a little teary reading your words. I’m the same – a sentimental fool, as they say! I hold on to special people and special items and special memories with all my might! I hung onto every word of this post – such a beautiful and honest read!
    C x
    P.S. Off subject – but I emailed you a week or 2 ago…did you get it?….may have gone to spam?

    • Thank you so so much Claire! I think we are all sentimental by the sounds of it. Don’t ever change though. Because when you have a big heart that is filled with love and happiness it means you pass it on. And that is what this world needs for our kids futures xxx
      I will check my spam tonight as nothing received as yet sweetness xxx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Darling nothing will change with your beautiful daughter she may be a little busier but from what I know about you ,you and your baby girl are very close.
    I also am a sentimental old fool (do not call yourself old) you are young and vibrant and beautiful,I would prefer to be this way than not care about things.Great post Bev you are a honest caring Mum and friend ,Big big hugs sweets Xxx

    • Thanks so much darling Lisa. I’m feeling a little panicked, but I know deep down in my heart nothing will change. She is an amazing girl with her sights set on her future…if she looks over her shoulder one day, she will see me and Jonny running after her to make sure she doesn’t for get us!
      Like you, I just adore being a Mum. Aren’t we just the luckiest?
      Big hugs right back at ya gorgeous girl xxx

  • Sophisticated Mumma

    I sincerely hope you feel good about writing this post, sometimes getting it all out in the open makes you feel better but also you touch others in the process. You obviously have some very meaningful friends and as I know, your daughter is indeed truly special. You’re a gorgeous lady Bev and I love your openness x

    • Honestly until my fingers where on the keys, I had no idea what I wanted to write. I was doing a fashion post and then BAM it all came tumbling out! What I love the most is being able to open my heart without fear of ridicule, I adore this online community so so much.
      Thank-you so much for your beautiful words and for taking the time to read my rammblings – it really does me the world to me xxx

  • Petra

    You are a very good writer about your feelings – I got a bit teary – you see I’m a sentimental old (young) fool too! And my 12 year old son is worse than me! Crazy! I lost a couple of dear friends through my being ill for a few years; they couldn’t understand my illness (CFS), and this broke my heart completely but I have picked up some newbies which is lovely too! You are so lucky/blessed to have a wonderful relationship with your daughter – be assured that strong bond you have nurtured will never break. xo

    • Oh Petra thank-you so much. It has taken me along time to be able to open up like this…but sharing allows us all to know we have similarities that connect us and that alone gives us courage to open up our hearts.
      I also love that your son is emotional – it shows he has a wonderful soul and a caring heart and that’s all down to you. I’m sorry to hear about your friends though – I can only imagine how painful this would have been for you.xxx

  • Michelle Kindregan

    Bev this is so beautiful and I understand. I am very much the same way. I am about to leave treasured friends to start a new work journey and it makes me so sad. I love what Katy did for you, I know that when I leave my job I will be keeping any little momentous like that.

    • Thank you so much Michelle. Hold on to those little treasures from your beautiful friends. Sending much love and luck on your new and exciting journey too. xxx

  • katypotaty

    Awwww, now I’m all teary (and I just put my mascara on for work)!

    This is so beautifully written, darling. I love when you share from the heart. And yes, it’s too long between natters and hugs xox

    • We must fix this pronto. Miss seeing your beautiful face I do!
      Thanks for being your gorgeous self and making me laugh and smile continually when we are together xx

  • Just beautiful Bev. Yes I am sentimental as well and I cherish those special people in my life loads. Sometimes maybe too mich, if that Is possible. I cling to special moments and time. Loved your piece lovely lady and boy do I think we are kindred spirits. I really hope to mee tyou real soon. V x

    • Thanks so much darling Vicki xx
      When I sat down at my laptop yesterday, I wasn’t even going to write this piece but it just flowed out of me. Like you, I also cherish the special people in my life – they are my world and I’m happy for anyone that will listen, to know just how much I love them. We will meet up soon beautiful girl and I can’t wait xx