Dear Matilda Mae
I didn’t know it was possible to grieve for someone you don’t know and only heard about after they had passed away. How tear after tear can fall from your eyes. How you heart can ache inside your chest. How you can want it all to be OK. But Matilda Mae – it is possible. And this feeling is echoed around the twitter and blogging community.
Twitter has been lit up by your beautiful pink and purple stars. We all have become one with the same avatars and to scroll through a timeline awash with your name. Your beauty. Your legacy.
You and your family have made such an impact on total strangers, myself included. In the days following your death your Mummy made a promise your life would make a difference – and boy has it! I watch from afar the love and affection that everyone has for such a beautiful girl. I feel I share a fraction of the pain your family go through.
Baby Tilda up in heaven. Your life has made such a difference. Maybe not in the way your Mummy would have thought but in the deepest darkest hours I hope that she can take a shred of comfort to realise Matilda Mae is not only in heaven – but in all of our hearts.
Sleep tight little one