Saturday, January 24, 2015

Missing My Mom

In October, I lost my beautiful mother to COPD. I can't begin to explain the depth of the loss I feel, and I won't try. Instead, I thought I'd share some pictures of Mom's visit to Abu Dhabi from 2012. As my sister and I were going through my Mom's belongings after the funeral, it made me smile to see all of her UAE treasures she had around her house from her trip. I remember I had to give her extra luggage when she left for everything she bought. I joked that my Mom was probably the only person to visit here and buy so much that she even had decor for her kitchen and bathrooms to take home with her.

This summer when I was in the US for vacation she talked about making another visit to the UAE. Oh, how wish she could have.



I remember being so happy to have her in my house I didn't want to let her go.

At the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.



Mom and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Mom and what I like to call the "Silver Surfers" at Dubai Mall



Dhow cruise around Dubai Marina at night.




Atlantis on the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai's large man made island shaped like a palm tree.

Beach BBQ at Traders Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Catching an Abu Dhabi Film Festival premiere at Emirates Palace.

Emirates Palace

Mom and Tyler at Le Boulanger, my favorite outdoor cafe.

More Emirates Palace

Mom with some of the future plans for Saadiyat Island.

Taking a Personal Rapid Transit, a driverless car, to lunch at Masdar City.

Inside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Mom inside the SZGM.

A favorite of mine. Love and miss this woman so much.