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

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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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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