Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thank you...

This week, I chose the following prompt from Josie at Sleep is for the weak : Write something to say thank you to some who has made a difference to your life, whether from your past or present.

There are a lot of people I could say thank you to, but then it would feel like an Oscar acceptance speech, thank you Mum, thank you Dad, thank you Brother, thank you JD the hamster (RIP), thank you the World in its entirety etc.. (although I have to say Marion Cotillard's one for La Vie en Rose was great!).
So here goes:

I barely knew you, yet I trusted you.
Work colleagues, were me and you.
Same company, different location.
Had never met you, but a friendly connection.

You listened to me pouring my heart out,
Telling you how I couldn't see a way out,
That I was trapped and I was scared,
That my little girl too was there.

Your kind and friendly words gave me strength,
I realized it couldn't go any more length.
The time had come to make a decision,
We had to get away from all of this poison.

And so I said: That is it!
Then you, or I, suggested we meet.
It was a sunny day and you waited for me,
sitting on a step, yet I could not see.

You were there when things turned violent,
And you became my shoulder to cry on.
And things just moved on from there,
Secretly at first, then out in the open air.

Marie took to you like a fish to water.
You accepted her as your own daughter.
Your bond is such she calls you Daddy now,
And, me? Well, I could not be more proud.

Then we found out we were pregnant.
I couldn't have received a better present.
Our little bundle of joy arrived,
And of love, she'll never be deprived.

I know, at times, I can be difficult and moody,
but it never lessened your love for me.
You, too, sometimes are a bit crazy.
I'm afraid to say some of your jokes are not so funny.

You are my knight in shiny armour,
My best friend, my companion, my lover.
We did go through a lot together,
Yet those hard times just made us stronger.

So for being there for us, then and now,
for the future and for the present,
for the support and strength you give me,
I really want to thank you, Mr Foodie.

Love always.
Foodie Mummy.


  1. I have goosebumps, its just soooo lovely. Mr Foodie sounds amazing, I am happy you found each other:) Jen

  2. Ooooooh so lovely. My lunchtime treat reading your beautiful poem to Mr Foodie. He definately sounds like a keeper. Men eh, the good ones are like gold dust, but when we find them they make our lives shine. xx

  3. Oh how lovely. He sound like a very special man - I am so glad you found each other x


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