My Letter to Matilda Mae

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
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  1. 1st February 2015 / 9:33 pm

    thank you for writing such a lovely letter
    thank you for remembering matilda mae x x x

  2. Mary
    1st February 2015 / 9:36 pm

    You describe every emotion so well! I have that feeling of love too for a little lady I never knew, the grew inside me , kicked, wriggled and then silently left us a couple of days before her birthday! The pain in your heart exhausts you, you cry so much there’s no more tears!

  3. 1st February 2015 / 9:40 pm

    How beautiful Beth. What a wonderful letter and I feel like you speak for so many of us. Xxx

  4. 2nd February 2015 / 8:45 am

    Gosh this is so touching and very true. Well said and beautifully put xx