Saturday, October 18, 2008

Christina; A life in pictures

Christina, my beloved mother. 31. 7. 1935 - 15.10. 2008


  1. What a lovely tribute toyour mother. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  2. Your mom was beautiful...
    I am terribly sorry for your loss.

  3. She was lovely in ways that we can't comprehend. But now, through you, we can experience a small piece of her inner beauty. Thanks for sharing this with us. My utmost sympathy.

  4. Mrs T, I am so very very sorry to hear this. My thoughts are very much with you.

  5. Mrs. T,

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful memories.

    You are a wonderful writer with a great sense of humor and extraordinary source of love. I have no doubt much of who you are stems from your mother so I can't help but feel gratitude and respect for her.

    My heart is truly moved by your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. May you be blessed with strength and peace.


  6. What a lovely woman! Please accept my condolences, Jane.

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was gorgeous. My best thoughts to you and your family.....

  8. Such a beautiful tribute - sharing your mother with us .My heartfelt sympathies on your loss . With you in my thoughts . Hugs .

  9. Oh, Jane, I am so sorry.

    Your mother's beauty and spark really shine out of those photos.

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  10. Your mother has a real radiant beauty, Jane. I know how close you were to her and what a loving and loyal supporter she was to you. I was so deeply saddened to hear of your losing Christina. My heartfelt sympathies to you. Thank you for sharing her images here.

    I know from our talking elsewhere that your mother was a loving, warm and profound influence in your life. While I have never met Christina, I feel as though I know the part of her that lives on in you. I am so grateful to your mother for her wonderful influences and gift of life that is you, Jane. My heart and thoughts are with you.

  11. She looks beautiful I am so sorry for your loss Jane. Please accept my condolences.

  12. Dear Friends,

    Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful messages. I appreciate every single one of them.

    The sudden loss of my mother who was very fit and healthy has been traumatic for all my family; she was the cornerstone of our lives and provided unfailing security, consistency and love.

    It will be hard for me to come to terms with her loss in this manner... although a part of me knows that ultimately it was as she wished. Having spent most of her life caring for others she feared a long protracted death, senility and becoming a although her death has come far too soon I am conscious that her suffering was brief, her wishes fufilled and for that I am grateful.

    I am very fortunate to have some wonderfully supportive friends and family and I am even more lucky that in the course of the last year, whilst blogging, I have made so many more.

    Thank you all once again,


  13. I am so sorry for your loss, Jane. Please accept my condolences.

  14. Dear Jane, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences.

    The photographs are lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us. You are very much in my thoughts.

  15. Just checking in on you! *hug*

  16. Thanks Manju and Mrs B; Thank you for your support.

    A hug is good Tamera. Mrs T definately feels the need for hugs right now. Thanks.

  17. Jane,
    What a beautiful lady your Mum was.
    I appreciate your sadness at this time as mine still goes on for the loss of my Mum. Although their presence is always missed, the memories come to life as time goes on and they are forever in our hearts and our words and speak to us every day of our lives. The memories never fade...
    God Bless.

  18. I'm late to this Jane... but my heartfelt condolences... what a lovely blog tribute..brought tears to my eyes...I suspect your mom imbued you with with the spirit of life you carry with you and display so well in your humorous writings on life...a great gift she gave you !


  19. Lynda,

    Thank you for those words. You are right; memories do not fade and I am fortunate mine are all happy ones. See you soon, J.


    My mum and I did share a lot of laughter especially as we both got older; when we not just mother and daughter but best friends too. I'm going to miss her in so many ways. Thanks for your words Eddie.

  20. AndrewmalehousewifeNovember 27, 2008 at 4:06 AM

    Jane, sorry to hear about your mum.

  21. Thanks Andrew... But it's lovely to see you dropping in. Keep on calling won't you?


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