My Mother's Hands

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© Patty Gross
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UploadedMay 14, 2014
TakenMay 14, 2014
ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
Exposure1/20 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length18.595 mm
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This is a portrait given to me by the staff at my mother's nursing home where she had resided for ages. My mom suffered with Alzheimer's Dementia for 14 long years. It robbed her of everything she had been and everyone she had known and loved. But she continued to hold and cuddle this little dollbaby. My cousin, Dave, and I were sitting by mother's bed as she was passing. She had not known me for five years, but she did that night. I said, "Mother, this is Patty. Do you remember me?" She nodded "yes." I then said, "I love you, do you love me?" And again she nodded in the affirmative. I thought I was imagining this until Dave said, "she's nodding yes to you, Patty." What a gift I was given from God to allow my dear mother to know I was with her in her final hours. A short time later around 2:40 a.m., on Easter Sunday, and her 72nd wedding anniversary, while a pastor read to her from the Gospel of St. John, she left her earthly home and traded it in for a much more beautiful kingdom.....where every tear is wiped away. Mother suffered for those 14 years, but now she will spend eternity in the Kingdom of God.

Thanks to Davide Simone for the Spotlight on this photo. I appreciate it very much!

9 responses

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (14 May 2014):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 May 2014):

    A beautiful and very special remembrance!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (14 May 2014):

    So beautiful & touching, Patty!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (14 May 2014):

    fantastic shot.....touching too patty...

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (14 May 2014):

    Touching image!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (15 May 2014):

    The hands! Patty, I'm speechless, it's a very touching photo

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (15 May 2014):

    A wonderful rememberance.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 May 2014):

    what a beautiful story and picture, Patty!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (20 May 2014):

    Touched my heart! Such a beautiful photo!!

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