A Tribute to Mom

Janet Dean 02/08/1934 to 10/05/2013

May she rest in peace!


My mom was always a caring woman. She would spend hours talking to anyone who needed to talk whether they wanted advice or just someone to listen. She was loved by everyone she met. She gave and received respect.

We kids were the envy of the town. My mom was a stay-at-home mom who cooked and baked from scratch. All of our friends came over to have her home-baked cookies and cakes.

My mom had Parkinson’s Disease for about 40 years. She started losing her ability to do things and eventually she could not walk and was in a chair, but she still did what she could to help anyone who needed it right up to the end.

She lived a rough life and I admire her for handling it so well.


We love you and miss you mom!

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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4 Responses to A Tribute to Mom

  1. El Guapo says:

    I’m so sorry.
    Thank you for the introduction to her.


  2. jannatwrites says:

    This was a beautiful tribute. It’s obvious that she still lives in your heart.

    I can’t imagine living so many years with such a disease. It’s not an easy life, but it sounds like she lived it well. (My friend’s mom had MS and faced similar decline over the decades until she passed away. Painful for all involved.)


    • Tessa says:

      Thank you Janna. She was an exceptional woman. She didn’t let it get her down much. She did what she could until she couldn’t. My dad did full time care giving to the end where she entered the hospital and then went to hospice care to the end.


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