Celebrating the little things

Mother’s Day for me meant celebrating the little things and while crying was certainly the order of the day I chose to look out for little reminders that maybe just maybe my babe was sending some love my way.

Little thing #Number one

On visiting the lovely garden for little lost ones we were immediately met by a lone Monarch butterfly which swooped and danced around us while we watched.  We hadn’t seen a Monarch in weeks given the cold weather so in my head I thought hello my girl.

Little thing #Number two

Where once lay a much loved but unmarked grave now shone a beautiful chrome plaque putting a name to the place we now call Penny’s. We knew it was coming but that was a nice surprise right when we needed it.

Little thing #Number three

While indulging in some Mothers Day retail therapy Joe called out “listen” and the song that was playing in the changing room was You’ll be in my heart otherwise known as that awesome tune from Disney’s Tarzan but more affectionately known to us as Penny’s Song.

I nearly lost it after that but still, three little things for me to cherish and I’m claiming all three.

So amidst the tear-stained cheeks and sadness at least half of those salty drops were filled with love and light.

Thanks Pen, we hoped you’d show us some love this Mothers Day and you didn’t disappoint.

Here’s hoping all you Mum’s out there had a beautiful day filled with lovely little things from your nearest and dearest.


This bond between us
Can’t be broken
I will be here
Don’t you cry

Cause you’ll be in my heart
Yes, you’ll be in my heart
From this day on
Now and forever more

Lyrics from You’ll Be In My Heart by the legendary Phil Collins

Erena Te Paa Stylist


  1. May 11, 2015 / 12:17 am

    Aww my eyes are leaking reading this so beautiful of Penny to show you she’s still with you. Thought about you all a lot yesterday. So amazed by your outlook on life, it’s so inspiring ❤

  2. May 11, 2015 / 12:19 am

    🙁 so nice e, sad but nice

  3. May 11, 2015 / 12:22 am

    You are truly amazing and so inspirational! Your beautiful girl has given you a gift to inspire others and also to teach people to take nothing for granted and be forever grateful for their little ones! We were thinking of you yesterday, Penny will always be beautiful, innocent and protected from the big bad world. Lots of love coming your way and a special kiss from Oliver to you xx

  4. May 11, 2015 / 12:57 am

    So special Hun! Love how you are so open to all the beautiful little gifts from Penny. Thanks for sharing your journey with us all – so inspiring. Was thinking of you yesterday – such a brave mumma xx

  5. May 11, 2015 / 3:48 am

    Thank you Beccy, yep keeping an open mind is about the best thing you can do I reckon and if anyone is inspired by that then that’s super awesome! Blowing a kiss back to you and Oliver xx

  6. May 11, 2015 / 3:50 am

    Sorry to bring on the water works Lana! It was a bittersweet (mostly sweet) day – must have been all those lovely thoughts coming our way <3

  7. May 11, 2015 / 3:53 am

    Thank you beautiful mumma, gotta keep looking on the bright side and good things are easier to find. Your thoughts were felt and so greatly appreciated xx

  8. May 11, 2015 / 5:19 am

    No need to apologize! It was just so beautifully written.

  9. May 11, 2015 / 11:15 am

    Beautiful, tearing up from your words , your little girl is a great communicator. X

  10. May 11, 2015 / 10:06 pm

    Aw thank you Michele, I hadn’t thought of it like that! but she definitely is isn’t she X

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.