T Tuesday: mom edition

With a heavy heart I write this post. My mom passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning. I am relieved for her as her last days were difficult but heartbroken for those of us left behind. Many of us visited and talked to her; reminiscing, telling stories and just sharing the minutia of our daily lives. Even though words were not readily able to come from her lips anymore, her face was expressive and we knew she understood every word.

I do have other things to share on much happier and artistic notes but those will be for another post. This one is about mom.

My cousin took this picture of her last September when they took her out to celebrate her 87th birthday. Mom got this gigantic ice cream sundae. As you can see by her smile, she was pleased.

On her 80th birthday I posted this photo of her circa 1930 something.

It’s funny because as mini-me ages she is starting to look more like my mom. In fact, we found a photo of my mom and uncle taken about the same age mini-me is now and she looks so much like her that its almost scary.

We are having her memorial next week after school lets out. Until that time there is plenty to do which actually helps me. When I have a to-do list, I am able to cope with pain and uncertainty much better. My good friend Sandy calls it my “robot mode”. So now I’m off to start on my list.

What a re you doing today?


  1. My heart goes out to you Halle. Your Mom looks like a lady who loved life (why else would she have that huge sundae?), and I know it must be hard for you. Plus its your mom, which is always extra hard I think. Take care of yourself and I am thinking of you. Hugs-erika

  2. You have captured my heart, what a wonderful tribute to your dear mum! She looks so happy with that sundae and so pretty in the old photo. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you and I’m sending heartfelt wishes to you and your family! Big hugs J x

  3. Words of sympathy have little meaning right now, but I hope these words written by myself and others will help fill the void you are feeling. My heart reaches out to you, because I’m sure you know your mother is now in a better place. So glad you could share a few of these last memories of her with us for T this Tuesday. If there’s anything you need, please let me know.

  4. Linda Ksays: Reply

    my deepest sympathies to you and your family dear Halle. What a blessing you were able to be with her until the end. A lovely tribute . She looks like she was a happy person through and through. Hugs!

  5. Meggymaysays: Reply

    I was so sorry to read your sad post, your mom looks a very special lady and I’m sure you will have so many loving memories to take you over the coming days and beyond.
    Take care of your self, hugs to you and your family.
    Yvonne xx
    Yvonne xx

  6. So very sorry. You wrote a lovely tribute about your mom. May the stories and memories of happy times bring you peace in the coming days.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss Halle. Love the photos of your mom…she did look happy with that sundae, and what a sweet little girl photo. Do take care of yourself, and hope you will find comfort in the coming days. Hugs💕

  8. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Halle. From the photos and all you shared about her, your mom was clearly a very special person.

  9. I have been away from blog-land and am just now seeing this. My heart goes out to you. I know how hard this is and hope you are finding some comfort in family and in memories during these dark days 🙁

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