This children’s book came to mind around six months after losing Jade. I found inspiration to create a message for our son Hugo through bedtime stories, converting negative loss into positive magic in the night sky. So Hugo can dream of his Mummy. I created the book during the COVID-19 lock-down, finding a way to be creative with my time, and create a legacy for Jade which will live on for decades to come.
When Hugo lost his Mummy ‘Jade’ straight after he was born, many beautiful things were made for him. These included a special ‘Mummy cushion’ and also a lavender scented teddy, which was created from one of her dresses. Hugo’s Mummy t-shirts, which are hanging as bunting in Hugo’s room, have been worn for many charity 10K and half marathon runs in memory of her. Daddy even went the extra mile to fulfil his promise to Jade, of running a full marathon. Her nine months of carrying Hugo was honoured by nine months of training before completing the Yorkshire Marathon in 2019.
A personalised travel belt for clipping on Hugo and daddy’s backpacks reflects all the adventures to come.
The heart symbols lay on Mummy’s resting place – red representing daddy, green for Mummy and blue for Hugo. There is also a shooting star included for Mummy and as hope for Hugo and daddy’s future, the H symbol also represents this as a sign of Hope and for the initials for Hugo Hart.