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