Robin Red Breast

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Accession No: TWCMS : 2009.129
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Claire's story is in remembrance of her mum who died and left a sign that she would always be with her.

By Claire Bird


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This story was inspired by an object from the collections at the Museum of Hartlepool.

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Every time I see a robin, it has a special connotation. The story behind this special little bird goes like this.

In January 2003, my beloved Mam was diagnosed with cancer. She truly believed that she would overcome this terrible disease and would be healthy for my wedding. We began to plan my wedding together, happily discussing what we would wear, and who would attend. All the lovely mother and daughter things that brought us so much happiness.

However, it became apparent that my lovely Mam was not going to win her battle. With great courage and dignity, she told me and my fiancé, Dominic, that she was not going to make it to our wedding. She said that we had to look out for a robin on our wedding day and that would be her, watching over us.

Sadly, on June 5th 2003, my beautiful Mam passed away. We were left utterly heartbroken.  We put our plans on hold as we were too upset to go ahead with the wedding.

However, in May 2005 we decided we would go ahead with the wedding as it was one of Mam's dying wishes. After the ceremony we walked around the gardens and, to our astonishment, sitting on the lawn, was a robin! It made our day so special.

Now, every time I see a robin, I know that my Mam is sending me a message to tell me she is always with me and my family.

Claire's story is in remembrance of her mum who died and left a sign that she would always be with her. Posted on 12/08/2009 at 11:46:31

This story brought a tear to my eyePosted on 11/11/2009 at 08:08:19

this is a moving story, but its lovely and comforting.Posted on 18/12/2009 at 09:51:05

Thank you for your comments xPosted on 12/05/2010 at 11:04:28

Beautiful story.Posted on 20/05/2010 at 03:22:07

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