Thursday, November 17, 2011

How Imogen made the Mumma's all cry.



Organising Immy’s party is proving hard as we don’t really know which little friends she really prefers and which are just kids in the crèche room. Perfect timing was the crèche photos, with a picture of the group of 11.  I asked Immy to point to the kids she wanted to invite. NO BOYS.


Except Max.

Max is new at crèche. Max has a few special needs. He may not walk or talk, he struggles to swallow and has trouble eating, Max can't hear perfectly either.

But Imogen loves Max.

She likes to sit and read stories to him and ‘teach’ him to say Mum. She likes to see him smile and she celebrates when he says a word. She likes to stroke his arm and chatter away to him about what she is doing.

Max had to be invited to the party.

Until yesterday I had never met Max or his Mum.

I was at pick up early and I introduced myself to Max’s Mum who was there to pick him up too. As usual, in my fluster, I had forgotten the invites to the party, and as Max wont be back til next week I wanted to let her know the date and that Max was invited.

Max’s Mumma cried with happiness that he had been invited to a party.

She made me cry very proud tears that my daughter was such a sweet and caring girl.

The four carers cried to see the Mumma’s crying.

Immy is just wanting to know what all the fuss is about, and will there be balloons, if so, we need a blue one for Max. OK?





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27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful girl you have there. So caring, without the fuss and without knowing how special she is.

    I'd cry proud tears if I was her Mama too.

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  2. Another mama crying here now. What a beautiful girl!

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  3. Becky from BeckyandJamesNovember 17, 2011 at 2:36 PM

    I'm crying too. How very sweet and amazing your Immy is. She has no idea what a wonderful gift she has given to Max's mumma!

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  4. Just beautiful. (Also soggy-eyed here :-)

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  5. You have a lovely daughter there. So sweet!

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  6. Sniff... another mama crying here too. We all carry our emotions so close to the surface in this mothering gig don't we? Reminds me of that saying that once you're a mother, your heart is on the outside. Little slights against our little people bruise us deeply. And that feeling we get when they shine with radiant inner beauty (just like your Immy) is pure happiness.

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  7. Little tears sneaking out over here too. What a beautiful girl you have. x

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  8. How beautiful. Of course she is a gorgeous girl with a mummy like you xx

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  9. Immy is a special little one indeed. I love that she doesn't see the big deal most of all. May she always carry this sense of acceptance and beauty of spirit. You and Mr H are clearly doing something very right! Xx

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  10. oh gosh, this made my eyes sting with tears. So beautiful x

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  11. Oh what it must mean to that mum x

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  12. That's gorgeous. And you must be so proud. As mum of an ASD/ADHD kid with food allergies, who rarely gets invited to parties, I know how much this invitation must have meant to that Mum AND her son. Bless. x

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  13. Another mumma with tears in her eyes just reading about your great big proud mumma moment and your wonderful daughter x x

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  14. what a beautiful, caring little girl you have there! I have tears in my eyes too, you should be very proud. x

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  15. grandpas can get teary too--and hearts swell with pride for their little grandaughter!!!

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  16. She's so beautiful. Tearing up here too!

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  17. If only all kids could be so accepting. What a special girl you have.
    I hope Max has a wonderful time at the party x

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  18. My heart is over flowing with joy after reading about your immy! What a beautiful & thoughtful girl!! And how great is it for Max & his family too.
    You are a very caring mum so I shouldn't be surprised about your offspring!!
    D xx

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  19. You know what I think is the best part about this post, the fact that little Imogen didn't know what all the fuss was about . . . she just wanted to invite her friend to her party. That is what truly warmed my heart . . . and brought tears to this mumma's eyes!
    Jenn

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  20. And now I am crying. What a beautiful little gem you have xxx

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  21. Add me to the list of cryers. Imogen is absolutely beautiful (inside and out) - to see another person's beauty despite their differences is truly a wonderful gift. If only adults were more like Imogen.

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  22. I am crying happy tears here ..Bless her lovely generous ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
    I hope that Max has a fantastic time at Imogen's birthday party..Happy Birthday to Miss Imogen...♥ that heart is for her ....

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  23. I hope little Max just has THE most amazing time!!!
    x

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  24. I adore that your girl can see nothing but the things she likes about her friend. She doesn't see what he can't do, she only sees what he can do... and loves him for it.
    You are raising a beautiful daughter.

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  25. And your post made me cry. What a gorgeous little girl you have. I hope Max has a wonderful time too xx

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  26. Imogen's are special, i know, i have one too. Although she is blunt & would've asked straight up all the things that were wrong with him so she could address it & move on, she'd be a great pal to Max too. Love Posie

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