Teatime with Mama…

Yesterday was the memorial of my precious Mama’s passing. Oh, how I miss her!

Mama, enjoying tea + treat

I sent this pic out to my siblings yesterday after finding it in the recesses of my iPhone. Mama always enjoyed tea and treats. I can just imagine her now enjoying treats (of a ethereal sort) up in the Heavenlies with Papa.

This pic reminded me of the many, many teatimes Mama and I shared.

During the caregiving gig for my parents, tea played an important role in our daily routine. @ 6:15 every morning I would bring in a tray with hot tea and a muffin so Papa could take his first pile of morning meds before my brother came in at 6:30 to help Mama get him up.

Tea + morning muffins on a tray

While they were getting Papa ready to eventually hoist him to his hospital bed in the living room, Cook Virginia would scoot down to the kitchen to whip up breakfast – with another round of tea for everyone.

After breakfast my parents needed a recovery period (I actually got them up @ 5:45AM to do a few things before the tea task.) Once recovered my Papa would either start with his writing projects on his voice activated computer or start seeing his appointments.

Which left Mama and I free to meet up for morning teatime in the kitchen.

Tea for two, with treats of course!

Tea in Mama’s special cups (& rugelach!)

Teatime with Mama was an experience. We would take a wee break, catch our breaths, and visit about our hopes for the day.

Tea with Mama involved using fine china and pretty cups. To me, a nice cup enhances the experience of tea. I got that from teatime with Mama!

One of Mama’s favorite porcelain cups (bluebirds! bluebirds!)

No matter how crazy the schedule, we always tried to squeeze in teatime. Sometimes it wasn’t ‘til late afternoon with a quickie treat, but we prioritized our teatimes.

After Papa passed Mama and I continued to enjoy teatime together every day. We would see my brother off to work, Mama would have her recovery period (fluffily blanketed), then we would have tea and treats.

Teatime by myself is just not quite the same.

But I will eat a piece of chocolate cake and have a cuppa in honor of my Mama!*

grace, peace & teatimes with Mama

Virginia : )

*Mama loved chocolate. Like mother, like daughter!

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16 Responses to Teatime with Mama…

  1. gmccjosinski says:

    Thank you for all you wrote about your Mama.

  2. brother craig says:

    Beautiful memories, thank you for sharing! Such to me are always bittersweet and make me long for my true home. May the Lord comfort and encourage you!

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Brother Craig. God’s faithfulness to my parents through all of their challenges is an encouragement, that God’s grace is sufficient in all things (& at all times, even the toughest ones.) Blessings! 🌟🙏🌟🤗🌟

  3. Michelle says:

    Such wonderful memories of your special time together! I loved reading this. ❤️

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Michelle- I miss my mama, but the legacy of her love and treasure trove of memories (like our daily teatimes) fills my heart. Hugs! 💞☕️💞🌟🤗🌟

  4. arlene says:

    Lovely memories of your parents Virginia. Love your tea cups.

  5. My Carmel says:

    This is so beautiful Virginia! Thank you so much for sharing your precious memories with your beloved Mama ❤ Sending you much love and a big hug!

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you for the love & hugs, Patty! Miss my mama so much, but the legacy of her love & these treasured memories fill my heart to overflowing. Hugs & love 💞☕️🌟🤗

  6. rittingere@gmail.co says:

    Such a beautiful picture of your precious Mama She was indeed an exceptional woman, and a faithful partner through what must often have been a very difficult time caring for your Papa 💕 Edie

    Sent from my iPad


    • Virginia says:

      Thank you, Edie. Mama’s example of faithfulness touched many hearts, including mine big-time. She was truly a steel magnolia! She loved Jesus! Like you! Big, big hugs and much much love! 🌟💞☕️💞🤗🌟

  7. Sheri Libby says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. My mama passed away 8 years ago and I still miss her so much. But God is still good, she’s in a better place now. Sending you love and virtual hugs.

    • Virginia says:

      Thank you for the virtual hugs & love, Sheri. It’s hard missing our moms! But like you, I am glad she is now pain free for all eternity. Love & hugs back at ‘cha! ✨💜✨🌟🤗🌟

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