A terminally ill mother has started penning special notes to her one-year-old daughter.

Sophie George, 27, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, was told she only has 18 months to live in February after being diagnosed with a stage four brain tumour after experiencing headaches.

The devastated mum said the hardest thing is knowing she won’t be around for her daughter Marcie Godfrey, shares Daily Mail.

Sophie is now writing letters for the day Marcie starts school, her first heartbreak, when she gets married and every birthday – and she hopes that the letters will bring comfort to her daughter during key moments in her life.

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In one heart-wrenching letter Sophie writes: ‘My darling Marcie.

‘Today is your first day of big school and even though mummy isn’t there to hold your hand or kiss you goodbye as you go in to your class, I will be watching over you and keeping you safe.

‘There is a tissue in your school bag that daddy has sprayed with Mummy’s smell so if you get scared just give it a smell to remind you of mummy and that everything will be okay.

‘Some children might not be very nice to you and you might get sad by that but don’t worry mummy will always love you very much.

‘Whenever you feel sad give your ‘mummy’ teddies’ hand a squeeze to hear my voice.’

Sophie said: ‘I want to make memories and I want her to remember the times she had with her mum.

‘It scares me every day that I won’t be with her. I’ve started writing her little letters for her to open as she’s growing up.

‘I’ve written one for when she has her first day at school, for when she has her first period and first heartbreak and for when she gets married and has her first baby.

‘I’m writing cards for every birthday. I’m telling her that I’ll always be watching over her and keeping her safe,’ she added.

‘They will be for those times when she needs her mum and so that she’s got something of me to keep my memory alive.

‘They’re for those moments when she would maybe be talking to her mum.

‘Marcie is my life. She’s an energetic ball of fun who makes people laugh with her funny cheeky character.’

Sophie has been with Marcie’s dad, builder Jay Godfrey, 28, for four and a half years – after they met on Facebook.

The couple plan to tie the knot next month, with Sophie proposing the day after her shock diagnosis.

Our thoughts are with Sophie, Jay and little Marcie x

Share your comments below.

  • The strength and presence of mind Sophie must have to dedicate what remains of her life to write all these letters etc. astounds me.


  • This just made my heartbreak. What a beautiful thing she is doing for her daughter, but so sad and heartbreaking. A great legacy to leave, and will no doubt help keep Sophie going but… just so sad.


  • such a sad story. Very emotional and touching.


  • Those cards and letters will be so precious to her daughter. I can’t imagine leaving my children at such a young age.


  • what an incredibly touching story, I have tears and I cannot imagine having to do this for my own girls. What a beautiful and thoughtful and everlasting thing to do. my heart goes out to them :(


  • So sad and so young! Such a heartbreaking and loving this to do to ensure her baby feels her love all throughout her life.


  • Very touching ! I’ve 2 mum friends and my sister who died of cancer and the struggle to leave their children behind has been so real for all of them.
    Writing cards, letters and books to their children is a beautiful and helpful gesture.


  • A lovely idea and hopefully Sophie will have enough time to write quite a few letters for and to her daughter.


  • A beautiful idea and glad she has time to do them for her baby.


  • So heartbreaking! But so lovely that her daughter will have these letters to cherish forever.


  • I love Sophie’s outlook. I hope Jay keeps those letters and cards in a really safe spot for little Marcie. It is so unfair that Marcie is losing her awesome mum so early, but she will always know she had a proactive and highly organised Mum that loved her very much. It makes me so sad.


  • What a heart breaking story. But uplifting at the same time.. That little girl will always have Mummy close by .


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