I have always been close to my mum so living in a different country can be hard, even more so when I know she is ill or in pain.
She has had quite a rough ride this year with numerous doctors visits, emergency room visits and surgeries so I wanted to do something (other than calling) to let her know that I'm always with her.
I decided to have a stone etched with the word 'cwtch'. Cwtch is a welsh word that means snuggling, cuddling, loving, hugging, protecting and safeguarding all rolled into one. Being welsh it was a word that was used frequently in our home and even though I don't speak welsh I still use that term today.
Her reaction when she received it just blew me away, the perfect gift that meant so much. I now own my own 'cwtch' stone that she bought for me in return and even though we are separated by many miles, our love knows no bounds.