Charlotte read beautifully at your service. It wasn't easy for her - or for any of us as our emotions were understandably high.
Didn't want you to miss it. So this is what she said:
'Mum was loved by so many people, her family especially.
I’m not brave enough to use my own words today, to talk about how much she means to me.
I looked at many readings and poems but none seemed to say quite the right thing.
All the while my heart kept leading me back to one thing…..one of Caitlin & Reuben’s favourite books at the moment.
It sums up what I want to say perfectly. I hope you’ll excuse the simplicity.
It's from a children's book called 'My Mum' by Anthony Browne.'
She’s nice my Mum
My Mum’s a fantastic cook, and a brilliant juggler
She’s a great painter, and the STRONGEST woman in the world!
She’s really nice, my Mum
My Mum’s a magic gardener. She can make ANYTHING grow.
And she’s a good fairy. When I’m sad she can make me happy.
She can sing like an angel, and roar like a lion
She’s really, REALLY nice, my Mum
My Mum’s as beautiful as a butterfly and as comfy as an armchair.
She’s as soft as a kitten, and as tough as a rhino.
She’s really, REALLY, REALLY, nice my Mum
My Mum could be a dancer, or an astronaut.
She could be a film star, or the big boss.
But she’s MY Mum.
She’s a SUPERMUM, and she makes me laugh. A lot.
I love my Mum.
And you know what?
SHE LOVES ME!
(And she always will)
Just as we will always love you, my beautiful Eileen.