Alexine Rosalba Timm May 12, 1916 – March 26, 2013

See you at the house, Mama. I love you with all my heart.

31 Responses

  1. babygirl

    Awww, I’m so sorry, Tori <3

  2. gracelynn

    I’m so sorry, Tori. I love you and am praying for you! May you feel God’s arms holding you during this difficult time.

  3. JanetB

    Oh Tori…I’m so sorry. I know how gut-wrenching this is. Really wishing that I could give you a big hug right now.

    You have faith…you have hope…you have love. And – love never dies.

    Praying for you & your family.

  4. GracieD

    My sweet friend, I am so sorry to hear about your precious mom. Praying for you and the family Tori! Love you all!

  5. meb

    She & your Daddy are dancing together now. Hugs and prayers for the entire family.

  6. Barbara M. Lloyd

    There is nothing I can say to take away the pain. I wish I could be there to hold you in my arms and tell you I love you. You and your family are in my prayers.

  7. Gramma Jac

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers–sending lots of love!

  8. LindaB

    The coolest people are going to be in Heaven! And it’s getting closer and closer than ever before! I’m getting a bit anxious to be there. I always wished I had met your Mom and chatted with her. I’ll still get my chance, I believe. (((((Tori)))) We love you.

  9. sikaso25

    My sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother. I am praying for you and your family at this time.

    How good to know that Christ’s resurrection from the dead gives us eternal hope in the midst of our present and real pain.

  10. jonny

    Condolences, prayers, tears and MUCHO love !!

  11. delightedabroad

    You have my heartfelt sympathy! You, Tori, and your family too. Can’t imagine how it feels – I’ll simply be praying for you

  12. VA-Cathy

    No matter how long we have them, we still don’t want to give them up. As my pastor says, you haven’t lost her, because you know exactly where she is. I pray God’s Peace and Strength for you and your family.

  13. MO Girl

    Tori, I have read your blog, but never commented before. So sorry for your loss. My Mom died on March 26 as well. I read this yesterday:
    “While she is no longer in your present, she is now in your future.”
    A long time ago, you wrote a blog on leaving your parent’s house and how hard it was. It exactly captured my family life as well, as I have lived away from “home” my whole adult life! Praying for you and yours.

  14. drobin99

    Holding you close to my heart and praying for you, the girls, and all the family.

  15. okdebby

    Sending you HUGS and sympathies. What a joyful reunion you will have when you are reunited in the Light of His Love.

  16. swerchon

    I’m so sorry Tori. My prayers and (((((HUGS)))))) are reaching out to you. That last picture is soooo sad. Loved the video!!! Thanks for sharing you prescious family with us all. You know that you will see your parents again my dear.

  17. Cynthia

    Tori, like everyone else I am so very sorry; you and the entire family will continue to be in my prayer.

  18. tori

    Oh, you guys… This is HARD.

  19. LindaB

    (((Tori))) We know. It’s like the person who loves you the most in all the world and knows you better than anyone is gone. And you feel like a child again and frightened to be “on your own” without her love and support and wise advice. And that HURTS. And though you knew it was coming, that doesn’t make it hurt less. We know you’ll get through this with your usual grace because she gave you her strength, her feistiness, her courage, her faith in God, and her love for life! And now you’ll give those same wonderful gifts to your girls. And that will please your Mom very much. I believe she’s watching.

  20. VA-Cathy

    What LindaB said, ditto!!

    Peace and Strength – two of my favorite words. Peace that passes understanding – we can’t understand how or why we feel peace, in our heart and in our MIND! But thru God, we can.

  21. auburn60

    I KNOW she’s watching. But I also am picturing the beaming face of your dad as he shows her around. And the singing! Can’t help but think she’s enjoying the singing.

    And you were her baby, her literal, end-of-the-line baby. I think a mother looks at the end of her line of children with special eyes.

    Wish there was a way we could make it less hard for you.

  22. auburn60

    And I was just thinking…wonder if she’s got all her theological questions asked and answered yet? Or does one kinda spread those out for eternity?

    My favorite story you ever told about her was from Leah’s wedding when she cornered the minister to discuss the problems-political and spiritual

  23. auburn60

    …well…I had a power surge…anyway…

    She was talking to the minister about Israel. And he couldn’t keep up with her. She gave him every scripture she knew on the subject and challenged him for his views. And when he finally escaped she very primly said,”Well,I think I gave him something to think about.” I don’t tell it as well as you did, but I always wanted to be educated by her on this topic.

    This story about her was definitely in my top three.

  24. LindaB

    Oh, I wanna hear her views on Israel!!!!! I sure wish I’d met her in person and got to talk to her!! I’m sure she would have given ME something to think about too!

  25. LindaB

    They’ve put her obituary on the funeral home’s website now. What a wonderful caring life she’s led! And I didn’t know this, but she was an advocate for mental health! (She would LOVE my family!) And she was voted Mental Health Volunteer of the year in 1980…..and got to met Rosalyn Carter!

    Here’s a link to the obit—

  26. auntie

    So sad for you, Tori. But happy your mom is with Jesus. Your parents looked to be wonderful people, from all you have shared about them over the years. And how great they lived to such good ages!

  27. Barbara M. Lloyd

    Linda, you expressed all of our feelings so beautifully. Thank you for the link…I couldn’t figure out how to leave a message, but I appreciated so much being able to read about this lovely woman.

    It’s amazingly wonderful the way God lifts one of His children out of the midst of deep sorrow and tears at her passing…into a place of such beauty and joy, like Heaven. Leaving behind a wealth of memories, smiles, and wise words that continue to minister long after she has gone Home.

  28. jonny

    “Oh, you guys… This is HARD.”

    I can only imagine !!

  29. JanetB

    About a month after my parents died, my older sister called me & said, “You know what? Being an orphan sucks.” That about sums it up.

    One of the stupidest things ever said to me was a few months later. My husband’s uncle died – he was in his eighties. His daughter-in-law said, “Well, it’s not a sad thing – he lived a good, long life. It’s not like it’s a tragedy or something.” I told her that was a load of…hooey. This person has been a major part of your life for…well, forever. And you’re not going to notice that they’re gone now? Because they were “old?” Pah. That’s a huge, gaping hole ripped into the fabric of your life…

    Death is hard…it’s ugly & cruel…it separates us from the ones that we love. As Christians, we’re not told NOT to mourn – only that our mourning is different. We are promised that our sorrow will turn to joy…but the process in getting there sure isn’t an easy one! Thank You, Jesus, that You are right there with us the whole time.

    Tori, you are being prayed for…and you are loved.

    (Thanks for the link, Linda. Gonna read that now.)

  30. Cynthia


    None of us can possibly know your pain; we can try and place ourselves in your shoes, but I’m sure it would fall short.

    I’ve heard others state that when their surviving parent passes away they have a profound glimpse of what it must be like to experience the pain of being orphaned, and I agree, no matter our age; and especially when it’s our mom that invisible “Safety net” is now gone.

    No matter their age, or abilities we always knew a hug, kiss or phone call coupled w/a “Mom loves you Honey” can, and always would heal a multitude of hurts.

    We love you Kido, and continue to lift you; and the family to the Lord, praying that you will feel his loving arms holding you close.

    And know that your community is always here, we have strong shoulders, whenever you need us.

  31. beckabrown

    Beautiful woman! I am hurting for you, and all your family…Madi and Charlotte, all of you. Praying comfort and sending so much love.

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