Monday, October 24, 2011

My Special, Wonderful Mum

Yesterday at 6.20am my precious mother died.
My mother was a truly unique and wonderful person. She was a nurse who indulged her elderly patients and loved her work. She was an adoring Gramma, and to me she was simply and completely my very, very best friend.
I have so many wonderful memories of her and the fun we had together. The hours of chatting and the gallons of tea we drank together. The gardens and nurseries walked, recipes swapped, new dishes tried out on each other. She often brought me buckets full of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, roses, gladioli, daffodils, daphne or peonies.
I am too overcome just now to say as much as I would like except that; the first time she looked into my eyes 57 years ago she smiled at me and last week when she looked into my eyes for the last time she smiled at me, her sweet, innocent, pure smile. I will have that wonderful picture in my mind for the rest of my life.

I will love you always.
Annie Margaret Emma Henshaw, rest in eternal, blissful peace my darling.


  1. Bronwyn, my thoughts are with you and the family, at this sad time. One's mother is always special and there will always be a mum shaped hole in your heart. Treasure the happy memories. Liz

  2. Hugs to you and your family, take comfort in the wonderful memories you have of your dear Mum...

  3. Dearest Bronwyn, I am so sorry to hear this sad news and am thinking of you. Love Mel

  4. Oh Bronwyn, my heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time. You are in my prayers.
    Love Michelle x

  5. Dear Bronwyn,I was so sorry to hear about your dear Mum, your lovely memories will be with you always, those we love never really leave us. Sincere Sympathy to you and all your family from Rosalie and Bruce.

  6. I am sorry to hear of your sad news Bronwyn. Sounds like you had a wonderful relationship with your Mum and I feel very sad for you to lose someone so dear. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Hugs Kaylee

  7. Dear Bronwyn,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    Thinking of you xox