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firstflightjeff Mon 03-Mar-14 11:02:32

Hi Ladies,

Firstly my apologies as I've struggled to find the right section to place this post so please bear with me.

I would very much appreciate some advice here.

I want to get my partner an engraved necklace for Mothersday from our 1yo boy, Leo. She works tirelessly day and night to make sure he is looked after. I try to do my bit but there is no comparison, she is a very special lady indeed.

I am determined to write something rather than pull an existing line from the web and have narrowed my scribblings down to just two possibilities.

Please can you post below to let me know which one pulls the heart strings more?
(or a grammar queen correct me/tell me why one is better than the other)

1. Mammy, With your love, I grow, I smile and I fear nothing.

OR

2. Mammy, In your love, I grow, I smile and I fear nothing

So basically its between 'With' or 'In'?
Picky, I know, but I want this to really mean something!

Many thanks.
Jeff

Catnuzzle Mon 03-Mar-14 11:04:13

Either, that's lovely.

smile

Stockhausen Mon 03-Mar-14 11:06:30

Either are lovely, but I prefer In your love...? Cant explain why though! smile

Kleptronic Mon 03-Mar-14 11:07:01

Yep it's 'in' for me too.

fryingpantoface Mon 03-Mar-14 12:15:12

It's in for me too

BlueSprite Mon 03-Mar-14 12:30:40

Yes, 'in' for me too. I think I prefer it because it brings to mind a little flower growing in the rich soil of a mummy's love. <goes off to weep profusely>

Very nice - I think she will be very touched!

firstflightjeff Mon 03-Mar-14 13:44:10

Thanks everyone. 'In' was my fav also. Hope she will like it. smile

pinkbear82 Mon 03-Mar-14 13:48:20

How lovely and very special! Well done Jeff.... Now if you could just send a memo to all dads you'll be doing mankind a favour wink

mustardtomango Mon 03-Mar-14 13:51:51

Another 'in' here too... Lucky lady!

firstflightjeff Mon 03-Mar-14 14:17:53

I will put up a pic once I have it!

Again - thanks for the input.
If you see what my Mrs puts up with from her boys (Me and little Leo) you would understand that this is merely a very small gesture of thanks.
Don't know how you ladies put up with us blokes!

weeblueberry Mon 03-Mar-14 15:09:19

This is absolutely lovely!! Well done dad ;)

RiverTam Mon 03-Mar-14 15:19:43

grammar queen here - either 'with' or 'in' should be lower case - grammatically correct, but I think it looks better too.

I would go with 'with' - I don't think 'in' makes sense (but possibly I'm being a read pedant here - grammar is my job!) - so:

Mammy, with your love, I grow, I smile and I fear nothing

full point at the end? Can't decide in this instance, could go either way.

Lucky Mammy!

firstflightjeff Mon 03-Mar-14 15:51:00

Thanks all.

RiverTam, by 'in your love' I mean inside the love you surround me with. It feels more meaningful than with your love. Would that make sense?

yummystepford Mon 03-Mar-14 16:07:21

Just to check, mammy is something he calls her and she likes, it has been mentioned before and it's not just that you think it's cute. Even if it's just that he calls her mammy maybe she hears it as mummy. I'm just worried if it's not something that's already been said she wouldn't find it a cute. For me personally I really don't like being called mama but for others it's the most adorable thing!

firstflightjeff Mon 03-Mar-14 16:24:41

Deffo Mammy. We are north-east england here. Mummy is frowned upon up here. haha. smile

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