More recent pictures of my sweet mother.
They make me cry looking at them.
I miss her so much.
These are not in order.
I just can't do it now.
|Married to Dad for 55 years.|
This is my favorite photo, by my daughter Joanna.
|My sister Barb's masters degree graduation this past May|
|Our extended family at my brother John's wedding in 2004|
|Mom and Dad with three grown kids in 2004|
|Mom on the right, with her sisters Barbara and Nancy|
and niece Elizabeth
|Kissing a granddaughter|
|With her parents, sisters and brothers in 2005|
|When Mother and Daddy (her parents) |
came to live with her, Daddy had to have
a vegetable garden. He would come down in his
wheelchair and supervise Mom's work.
Mom loved gardening and visiting
|Longwood Gardens in 2011 |
for my sister's 50th birthday
- with Dad, me, my sister and brother, and Grandma Hess
|My brother John with Mom|
|Mom with Dana, my brother's wife.|
They loved to travel together.
|Trying to French braid a pixie cut...|
Always a sense of humor.
|Mom with my five oldest daughters |
at a high school graduation in 2011
|Probably doing a sudoku puzzle! She loved them!|
|Mom with me and her sister Nancy|
|Mom loved beauty and nature and travel.|
|Mom and Dad and I|
Yes, I inherited her dimples, and so did
all 10 of my children.
|She loved her kitty JJ and was so sad when he died.|
|So delighted to adopt abandoned newborn kittens.|
They were so therapeutic for her.
|Waterless shampoo doesn't quite do the trick|
but she kept her smile as much as possible
during her almost seven week hospital stay.
|Taken a week ago in the hospital with me and my six youngest children|
|Orchids from my daughter|
|The day before she died, probably her last photo.|
Rev. Sabatelli brought her a prayer shawl made by a church lady.
He picked the softest one for her.