Louise Cunningham, my mother, was perfect for so many reasons. We lost her last Wednesday. I’d like to tell you a little about her.
A Huge Personal Loss
In spite of the deep heaviness our family is experiencing, I want to pay Louise a little more tribute. In fact, looking at the photos for this post of happier times (before she was in extreme pain at the end of her life), is helpful in erasing the images in my mind of her suffering. A sort of therapy.
My Perfect Mother
Every single person who knew Louise Cunningham would describe her as sweet. You felt peaceful just being near her. Her quiet wisdom was invaluable.
She raised six children, Renée, Jim, Mary Ann, Joe, John, and Teresa, and gave each of us her unconditional love.
Mom was deeply religious. If you really needed something you would ask Mom to pray about it…she had a direct connection! When we were living in Paris, she went to mass so often at our neighborhood French church, they asked her to pass the collection plate.
This slide presentation is about 45 seconds long…
As my husband, Howard so perfectly said “She was a wonderful and loving lady; a great mother, wife, grandmother, and aunt. We will all miss her however we should know she is in a better place now, free of pain and reunited with the love of her life, Jim Cunningham. We are all so lucky to have had her in our life.”