We said goodbye to my mother on Sunday. She fought pancreatic cancer–from an initial cautiously optimistic diagnosis through chemotherapy to a surprise terrible diagnosis after surgery–for ten months. It took her health and it took her life but it didn’t take her beauty or her spirit, not even at the end.
She taught me how to sew. She taught me how to cook. She taught me how to take care of people. There won’t be a day for the rest of my life where I won’t want to ask her about my garden or show her fabric for my next project or tell her about my day, but she also taught me how to be strong.
She showed us all what it meant to be strong over this past year and what love really looks like. For that, and for everything else, I say: Thank you, Mom. I love you.
Very sorry for your loss. Such lovely photos of your Mother and such a loving tribute.
Thank you, Angela. I appreciate it.
I’m so sorry to learn of the passing of Carmen. We worked together many years ago as friends in 4-H teaching our little girls some basic homemaker skills. She was a fun, talented, kind, beautiful lady. I’m glad I had the opportunity to know her. My love to her family! May you find comfort in your memories of your wonderful Mom!
Debbi, I remember! thank you for your kind comment.
Sending you love and air hugs. I will not ever forget your mother. I did not know her But I did get the pleasure of meeting her a couple times, one particular birthday party at your house and I just thought she was so lovely. She left an impression of grace and elegance and true beauty. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. My thoughts and heart are with you.
Thank you Kristin. Lots of love.