Dear Matilda Mae: Wherever We Go

Dear Matilda Mae

You did not really ever wear shoes

You did not really have a need

You tried shoes and you played with shoes

But you never had chance to walk or run


If you were here now

You would have lots of shoes

Lots of lovely girly shoes

And I know that you would love them

Esther and William love shoes


They are the proud owners of some stunning shoes

Barefoot shoes

Livie and Luca shoes

Giving them happy, healthy feet


We call their shoes

Their memory shoes

Their magical memory shoes


Your siblings wear them

To make memories for you

So you can see all the fun things

We would do with you if you were here


We know that you you would want us to go on living

You know that Esther and William need us to go on living

And so we live to make you proud


And wherever we walk in our memory shoes

We carry you with us in our hearts

i carry your heart with me
by E. E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Until we walk with you again

We carry you in our hearts x


8 thoughts on “Dear Matilda Mae: Wherever We Go

  1. Oh my, this is so very beautiful. And heartbreaking too – your photos are so full of life – even though its been the hardest year you could possibly have known. Your daughter will walk with you always – because you keep her with you in all that you do xxx

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