Thursday, August 28, 2008


Yesterday morning around 1am my mother passed away. I will miss her so terribly. She was the most wonderful, caring, loving, patient and beautiful person I know, and I can't even imagine how I'm going to live without her. I'm glad it ended quickly and she was spared more of the pain she was going through, and I'm glad I was able to come home to be with her and tell her how much she means to me.

My beautiful mother

My mom with my older brother
My first moments with my mommy
My first moments with my mommy!
Mom with me
Mom with me again

Both of my amazing parents
Possibly my favorite picture of my parents ever. <3>
I am the luckiest person in the world to have been adopted by my parents, and my life is so blessed with them.

Thanks to everyone who's been sending emails and calling. It helps to know I have such amazing friends and family to help us through this.


Jessica Ruygt said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. She looks like a beautiful woman, and she was so blessed to have such a wonderful and loving daughter. I send all of my love to your and your family during this time. You're all in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Tara, I want you to know you SO have family with you every second and your Mom is always with you as well. I am glad it was quick, pain was not what she needed.She made the right decisions for you all, all the way is was what was best for family. Here for you whenever you need. Love, Janet