Thursday, August 14, 2008

Love Thursday: A Mother's Love

I often look at this picture and wonder what my Mom and my Grandmother were thinking at this precise moment. Was mommy afraid of dying....or was she ready to let go, to be rid of all the pain and suffering. And what about my Grandmother? It must of been so hard to watch her daughter suffering, and really......dying. My mom was so young. She died 2 months before her 31st birthday. 30 years old.....

I'm not sure who took this picture, but what was Mommy thinking as she looked into the camera. Did she know this would be one of the last pictures taken of her? Did she want to be remembered this way? What was going on in her mind? I wish I knew. What I do know from looking at this picture was my Grandmother was loving my Mom....taking care of her baby during what was to be her last days, as she did so many years before during her first days.

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  1. I think your mom looks absolutely beautiful in that pic.. I'll tell you one thing, the way you express yourself in writing can make ANYONE cry.. Dang girl!!! You always do it! :)

    BTW, I like when I have lots to read on your blog b/c it's always interesting. I've been having writer's block :(

    How's everything?? I haven't seen you at LB.

  2. what a beautiful post. what a lovely picture of a very hard moment.


  3. That was a beautiful post, with a beautiful photo.

    happy love thursday to you.

  4. this is an incredibly powerful LT post. thank you so much for sharing the love of your mother and grandmother with us.
    xo to you

  5. That is a very private moment to share. And very touching. Your grandmother almost appears to be smiling. I, too, wonder what was said. Maybe they didn't know she was so close to the end? I am so sorry for your loss at a time you had to have been very young.