Monday, August 16, 2010

A Memorial to my Mother

My mom passed away on Thursday morning, very peaceful and in the home she shared with my younger sister. She was in her pretty little bedroom in San Diego. Hospice came and helped assist us in keeping her as comfortable as possible until her passing. Most of you probably know that she has been sick for a while with congestive heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver. She was also a breast cancer survivor for 34 years and a diabetic. She fought to stay with us a long time and has survived five years after my father's death.

Rosa Torres Reynoso
My oldest sister Isabel was with her when she passed. We were taking shifts with her as we knew it was getting close. Isabel came and got the rest of us so that we could tell her one last goodbye, give her one last kiss and hold her hand one last time.

Mom was always asking to have her picture taken but it wasn't until I started getting photos from my sisters for a Memorial slide show that I realized what a glamour gal she was. :o) I love this last photo and I'm going to make one in an 8x10 to frame. I think she's just beautiful in this photograph.
I love you Mom. I will miss you forever and then some!


Terry said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Liz. But she's at peace now and back with your father.

greetingarts said...

Oh Liz, I cried reading this. She is so beautiful, and she lives on in all of you.

Hugs, kisses, and love to you.

Kate said...

So sorry to hear of your mum's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was truly beautiful and I'm sure your father will be glad to be reunited with his sweetheart.
Kindest regards
Shetland Isles

Conni said...

What a beautiful Mom! Praying for you and your family.

The Other Barb said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a beautiful lady. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Will keep you & your sisters in my prayers.

PEGGY said...

Aw Liz....she was a beauty and I think probably a remarkable mom...look how nice you and your sisters turned out.
I've been thinking about you and your family and praying you find comfort in her not being in pain anymore.