A mother's love_Staats

My family has come together yet again, this time to be with my mother.  Since living by herself four months after my father’s death, she didn’t have the strength/will to battle the health issues she was facing.  On Tuesday she passed away with my brothers and me by her side.  As we process through this, I know this is how she’d want it, as family was first and foremost for her.
The night of her death, this photo fell out of a file folder – a visual reminder of the closeness, protectiveness, and love my mother gave to me, as well as my brothers, my nieces and nephews, and our extended family.
As we gather to celebrate her life, I know she will be proud of her family — seeing us all together to help one another through our sorrow and loss.