I know it's been a while since I've blogged... a busy couple weeks followed by an even busier couple of weeks kept me away. I do have art to share (several atcs and some cards) that were made towards the end of January/early February and will get to that soon. But for now a major reason for my absence......
My mom's health had been declining for the past couple years and especially this past year. On Feb. 4 she went into the hospital not doing well at all and passed away on Feb. 11. Although she never really "woke up" during that week in the hospital I was able to be there with her. I'd spend all day by her side and sleep at my brother's at night. After she passed away I helped my brother clear out her room at the care center and meet with the funeral home. I then came home for a few days, gathered up pictures of her, did laundry, and we all headed back up to Minnesota for the funeral which was on Feb. 17. I thought I'd share a couple of pictures here.
I love this first picture. She is about 16 years old in it. She looks so pretty and happy!!!!
I can't remember exactly when this 2nd picture was taken (and I know it's a little blurry) but it is totally her. For years and years she always wore her hair long and straight with a headband, which she has on but you can't really tell because of the glasses on her head. She loved all animals and especially small dogs. This poodle, Babe, was a favorite and I still remember how sad Mom was when Babe died.
We love you, Mom!!!!