Moments that mattered in 2013


Looking back to 2013, it was undoubtedly the best year I’ve ever had. So much happened in those 12 months that I do feel very blessed and extremely lucky to have had such a fantastic year. 2013 was the year of my maternity leave and you can read more about what I got up over the ten months here; but there were three moments last year that spring to mind as moments that mattered the most.

First moment

The birth of my long awaited for baby boy. Becoming a Mummy was one of the scariest and happiest moments of my life. I had waited a long time to hold this little bundle of gorgeousness, snuggle him tight and kiss his forehead and boy, did it feel good.

little mr and daddy shilts

little mr february baby

Second moment

The second moment that mattered in 2013 was the meeting of Little Mr and my friend Tanya, who I had known since we were in the same class in Primary School back in the late 1980’s. Little did I know at the time that it would be the first and last time that these pair would meet and it would be the last time I saw her. Tanya was very poorly with cancer and had fought a very brave battle but sadly lost her fight in June 2013.

Tanya and LM

Third moment

The third moment that mattered last year was the wedding of my longest friend Becky (our Mums met in hospital before we were born and remained friends ever since) to her fiance, Daniel.

mr and mrs clarke wedding

I was asked to be her chief bridesmaid and had the honour and privilege of signing the register as a witness to their marriage at The Guildhall in Windsor. It was a stunning day with glorious sunshine, plenty of smiles and a day full of happy memories, one that I will cherish forever.

Emma and Becky 2013

This is an entry into the Moments that Mattered competition with Lloyds Bank  to win an Ipad Mini as featured on Mummy’s LIttle Monkey.

What were your moments that mattered in 2013?

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