Mum you were a shining star
And we know you’re still here both near and far.
We’ll always remember your big sunny smile
And the constant photos you took all the while.
Your passion for speedway led you to our Dad,
Who with him you travelled and three children had.
And though some things were not meant to be
You managed to maintain our small family.
We remember Bradford for various things
For visits to Grandma and you buying rings.
The fish and chips, the food shopping trips
The Singapore pictures on cine film clips.
You were inspiring to us in so many ways
Of how you went back to Uni in your older days.
Your achievement of completing your teaching degree
Will always be up there with our fond memories.
From playgroup to Brownies you led them all
You were known as Poppy to the Rainbows so small.
There’s many a child you helped through the years
And we know that your love helped them overcome fears.
As a nursery nurse and teacher you excelled everyday
From your insistence to teach kids to learn through their play.
Your enthusiasm and kindness always shone bright
You will always be remembered as a beacon of light.
You were a pillar of strength for those who you knew
Your work in the Ukraine was perfect and true.
You chaired the church council, you deaconed with pleasure
You’d walk around the village whatever the weather.
We admired you more for your odd quirky ways
How you loved castles and knights and medieval slays.
You read Elizabeth Chadwick novels with patience and glee
And thought we didn’t get them, they made you happy.
Your kindness and love is with us today
And we know in our hearts, forever you’ll stay.
We are blessed and we love that your were our Mum
To us you’re the best and second to none.