A Memory of my late mother 12/26/2009

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedDecember 24, 2018
TakenDecember 26, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/50 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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This was the last Christmas Holiday that we spent with mother at her apartment before she went to the rest home in 2010 (where we would spend another Christmas with her there.) She passed away October 26, 2011 at 102 years old.

Mom was 100 years old on this portrait when she was practicing on her piano some of the hymns she would be playing at the church where she was a member. The song she was playing here was "Victory in Jesus."

Amazingly, just as I was getting this picture ready to post, the Nativity music box I gave her for Christmas many years ago that I inherited after she passed away, started playing its own song... I felt her spirit is still with me this Christmas Eve. The Music box is extremely wound down from being played a lot through the years and it surprised me when I heard it playing on its own tonight a few chords of "Joy to the world."

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6 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (24 Dec 2018):

    a wonderful image!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (25 Dec 2018):

    I agree with my daughter. Well done.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski said (25 Dec 2018):

    Nice tribute, wonderful image,

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (25 Dec 2018):

    I love the story behind this image of your Mother. Such a beautiful and inspiring tribute!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (26 Dec 2018):

    A beautiful tribute to your very talented and loving Mother.

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (27 Dec 2018):

    This is such an inspiring photo and narrative. I truly believe it was no coincidence that the music box played as you were posting this photo, Andrea. What a blessing for you!

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