Turned sixty today, Happy Birthday Mum, I put together a photo book which she seemed to like. And even though it can be a challenge for a budding beginner creator, it is worthwhile. I used Snapfish and I have to say the quality was great and the customer service is spot on, believe me when I tell you – I’m difficult to impress!
So all the rooting through old photo’s was for my mum, when the photo book arrived I couldn’t stop myself from thinking how can I make this more personal, I obviously felt the pictures of her weren’t enough? 🙂
I had friends and family sign the book, calligraphed a Druid Triad at the back of the book along with a poem I had written her back in 1999. Probably one of my very first poems. I don’t think I need to explain it, I’m as subtle as a brick through a window.
Here is the Triad;
There are three whose full reward can never be given to them: parents, a good teacher, and the Mighty Ones.
My poem doesn’t have a title:It seems so ironic that the women I put so much effort into not liking or getting on with during my younger years should be the only one to help me now. * Although I’ve become used to not hugging or kissing her, her voice to this day like it did so many times soothes me. * I never usually come out with the right words but they’re in my head – honest My mouth doesn’t follow the command someday, perhaps you’ll read my diary and find the harsh language I used in my hot displeasure but I could never put into words to you mum how much I care for you * But only because my mouth won’t follow the command.
The beginning, the middle but never the end xox