Spring Pussy Willows no.2 in Remembrance of My Great Aunt Theresa Moore

I feel as grey and calm today as the weather dripping from the sky outside.

My Great Aunt Theresa passed away yesterday. Theresa was like a grandmother to me. And She was like a Mom to my Dad and his four siblings after my Dad’s Mom passed away when he was five. His father never remarried and Theresa became the surogate Mom to his five children along with raising her own four children. She was a generous and beautiful woman.

When someone dies you can never tell how you will react or when the tears will flow or even if they’ll come at all. They came in waves for me after the phone call from my dad early yesterday afternoon. I sat on deck and simply cried.

Tonight will be difficult and filled with emotion but it will be happy at the same time to see my family, some of whom are traveling from very far away to attend the funeral. The last time we gathered on my Dad’s side of the family was for my cousin Marc’s wedding which was only one month ago.

So, I’d like to dedicate this pussy willow drawing to my aunt. I drew it one year ago and while perusing through my shop today happened across it as I was thinking of her. I’d never posted this one to the blog… so, here it is.

I’m off to the kitchen shortly to prepare and bake quiche for the family. It is the least I can do. My thoughts are with you…

Tonight is the family wake while tomorrow night is the public wake. The funeral is on Saturday. You can read her obituary on the Brennans Select Funeral home page.

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9 thoughts on “Spring Pussy Willows no.2 in Remembrance of My Great Aunt Theresa Moore

  1. I am so sorry, it’s always hard losing the ones we love.

    Each of us grieve in different ways but remember that the memories that right now bring a tear will eventually be replaced by those that bring a smile.

    Love the pussy willows, so beautiful.

    Big hug to you and your family.

  2. that sucks i just lost my nan in march she was 97 but age doesnt matter it the heart that counts take care

  3. I am really sorry to hear about your loss. I have been a follower of ur blog since we met in the etsy forum. My deepest condolences and I hope you and everyone else in your family will have the courage to get thru this difficult situation with beautiful thoughts about her.

  4. I am so very sorry for your loss and I know that feeling all too well of not knowing when the tears will flow. The pussy willows are absolutely gorgeous and if its possible I’m sure she loves them too.
    peace n abundance,
    CheyAnne

  5. My condolences for your loss. The pussy willow painting is a gorgeous tribute. I wish you and your family all the best during this sad time.

    It is surprise week over on my blog and I completely randomly choose three of my followers to feature today. You were one of them. I hope you don’t find this too intrusive during this time. Please do stop by to see what I shared when you get a chance.

  6. I like that you chose pussywillows, one of the early signs of spring. There is something soft and strong about willows that make this a wonderful tribute for your great aunt, by the way you describe her.

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