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To have been so touched by this woman it made me cry?

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Megatron Fri 21-Oct-11 17:10:19

On way home from school with DS (7) and DD(5). A very elderly lady that I sometimes see round and about was coming the other way so I said 'hello' etc and she stopped to chat. She couldn't stop looking at DD and eventually said that she's seen us around before and that DD looks so like her own little daughter who passed away when she was 4 many, many years ago. She was so lovely and asked me if I minded if she touched DD's cheek. I said of course not, she touched her very gently on the cheek and a wee tear rolled down her face. It was heartbreaking and so touching. I'm well aware that this sounds very soppy but my heart ached for her. I'm still blubbing.

lady007pink Fri 21-Oct-11 17:12:38

Poor lady! Oh you have me blubbing now OP!

GetOrfMo1Land Fri 21-Oct-11 17:12:39

Oh bless her. And bless you for still crying!

ScaredBear Fri 21-Oct-11 17:12:42

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StrugglingSlightly Fri 21-Oct-11 17:13:21

That's just heartbreaking.

sfxmum Fri 21-Oct-11 17:14:23

it is not being soppy it it just showing empathy with mother's misfortune

Hardgoing Fri 21-Oct-11 17:14:27

Well, that's set us all off on a Friday afternoon, sniff, sniff.

ditavonteesed Fri 21-Oct-11 17:16:06

that is utterly heart breaking sad

DizzyCow63 Fri 21-Oct-11 17:16:30

I'm crying too, that poor woman carrying her heartbreak for so long sad

You sound lovely by the way OP.

cantpooinpeace Fri 21-Oct-11 17:16:43

Awwwww, thank god you did the sensible thing and let her stroke her cheek. I bet she's wanted to for so long and probably felt good to her and brought back some almost real memories sad and smile

SleepyFergus Fri 21-Oct-11 17:17:02

Not BU at all. What a lovely thing you did. Poor lady, Cannot possibly imagine what it must be like to lose a child and wonder what he or she would have been like. Got me welling up here.

Abra1d Fri 21-Oct-11 17:17:22

I'm so glad you were kind to her. It will have made her so happy.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 21-Oct-11 17:17:59


Makes me want to adopt her. The granny, not your cutie.

PattySimcox Fri 21-Oct-11 17:18:38


ScarlettIsWalking Fri 21-Oct-11 17:19:30

Crying too here. Heartbreaking sad(

HalfTermHero Fri 21-Oct-11 17:20:34

Tears here too. So sad but what a kind decent person you are, OP.

PosiesOfPoison Fri 21-Oct-11 17:21:13


ChooChooWowWow Fri 21-Oct-11 17:22:13

Awww and bless you for being so kind and letting her stroke your dd.

My dd (4) is throwing a spectacular tantrum at the moment and I've being ignoring her so I can MN blush. I'm now going to stop and spend some time with her because though she is driving me crazy I couldn't imagine life without her.

D0G Fri 21-Oct-11 17:22:39

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nokissymum Fri 21-Oct-11 17:24:26

A million emotions must have gone through that gentle touch of the cheek sad a million memories in just one touch.

Well done op, she must have ached to do that for so long.

aliceliddell Fri 21-Oct-11 17:26:07

Would cry if dp wasn't here. Reminded me of the neighbour in 'The Lovely Bones' (where I did cry)

caramelwaffle Fri 21-Oct-11 17:26:53

Oh bless.

Dillinger Fri 21-Oct-11 17:27:00

<< wells up sad How sad, but how lovely of you. x

AnyPhantomFucker Fri 21-Oct-11 17:27:05

bloody hell, I have something in my eye..

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