A mother’s love

A mother's love_Staats

My family has come together yet again, this time to be with my mother.  Since living by herself four months after my father’s death, she didn’t have the strength/will to battle the health issues she was facing.  On Tuesday she passed away with my brothers and me by her side.  As we process through this, I know this is how she’d want it, as family was first and foremost for her.
The night of her death, this photo fell out of a file folder – a visual reminder of the closeness, protectiveness, and love my mother gave to me, as well as my brothers, my nieces and nephews, and our extended family.
As we gather to celebrate her life, I know she will be proud of her family — seeing us all together to help one another through our sorrow and loss.

7 thoughts on “A mother’s love

  1. Professor VJ Duke February 15, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    Ahh… the blessings of a good mother to always be grateful for. The best to you and yours…..

  2. Linda Yoo February 15, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    What a lovely, loving photo. She is with you always…

  3. Brad Kissell February 16, 2014 / 8:48 am

    Sorry to hear this, Linda … This is a lot for your family to process in such a short time, and I wish you the best in working through it.

  4. Reba Cain February 16, 2014 / 11:01 pm


    Loved the photo of you and your Mother. Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

    You have really been given a chance to deal with a lot of death recently. I hope there have been some jewels of understanding in all those experiences. Miles and I have been studying the Seth material a lot and we are beginning to see the bigness of death. I can imagine that you are having major ah ha’s.

    Thanks for all the beautiful photos you share and sending reiki and support to help you move through this time of grief.


  5. Jim Moskowitz February 17, 2014 / 12:41 am

    My condolences for your loss. My blessings for the strength you gain from the support of your close loving family. Jim

  6. Margaret February 17, 2014 / 11:07 am

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother – how lovely that you and your brothers could shelter her with the same warmth and love she gave you. Peace and comfort to you and your family.

  7. Cindy Racine February 25, 2014 / 11:34 am


    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I love the picture of you with your mom. It is so heart warming. You haven’t changed a bit! Your family has suffered a lot of loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family as you mourn the loss of another loved one. Hold on to all of the cherished memories as you know they are what gives us strength. .
    Love & Prayers

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