Remembering mums across the world on Mother’s Day

Written by: Irene Oldfather, Director, the ALLIANCE

Published: 24/03/2017

Irene remembers mums across the world on Mothers day. A poignant piece of reflection.

The days we laughed

The days we cried

The days we shared the loss, the broken heart,

So it was less than half as hard.


The days we smiled,

The days we played ,

The days we danced,

The days we sang

Those were the best days

To remember forever.


The days we loved ……

the flowers, the sunshine, the rainbows, the waves, the birds,

the laughter and the tears of joy.


The memories ……

that can never be let go

That live in our hearts forever


But you – a part of me – and I of you –

so part of me died too.

But still you rescued me through the flowers, and the rainbows and the waves and the birds – for you loved the birds,

And the laughter and the tears of joy –

you wouldn’t let me go

to that too sad place.

And so the snowdrops and the birds and the words –


that was MY mum.

Remembering the love of mums on Mother’s Day.

We thought you might also like: