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Pictures of My Mother

I’m a writer, so I should be able to express everything that I think and feel and have experienced in written words. Right? Wrong.

Over the years, I have written many tributes to my mother, both privately and publicly. Over the last week, with my father recovering from a cornea transplant, I have, once again, known the deep privilege and gratitude of being the daughter of Francine, the strongest person that I know. Her physical strength isn’t always dependable, with serious spinal abnormalities her strength is continually weakening, but she always finds a way to do what needs to be done. I don’t know how long her legs will be able to hold her up, and yet, she continues to hold me up, to hold up our entire family.

I love you, Maman! (Had to write it the French way for her and for her mother, another remarkable woman.)

This Mother’s Day, I would like to share some pictures of my mom. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I will definitely be going over my word count for this reflection! 🙂

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Christina Chase View All

Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog and have written a book: It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.

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  1. Christina,
    Wow! Love the way you write with your heart! A beautiful way to honor your Mom for Mothers Day.
    Thank you for sharing! I love looking at old pictures of family.
    Love, your cuz, Michelle xo

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  2. That was a beautiful tribute to your mother. Who is an amazing woman. As a woman I could only strive to be as wonderful and selfless as her. Love you guys. Happy Mother’s Day to mom Francine and Carole.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Such a beautiful Mom, Christina! Her honeymoon photo should be on a cover magazine!
    What a great Mom!
    I knew your Dad as a youngster and very handsome!
    I was more friendly with Judy, I always really liked her.
    We were all from the same neighborhood.
    Sandy was a Great friend of my brother and I connected with her more later in life. A great and fun Gal! When you got Sandy and Roberta Foss together, we would laugh all night! We met them in Florida.
    The Chase were a great looking family, and Carole the baby, I never got to really know her but she too was a very pretty girl!
    Take Care
    Love ❤️
    Joan Bussiere

    Sent from my iPhone

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