Wynonna’s blog post comes two days after Ashley wrote a heartbreaking essay on how she spent her first Mother’s Day with Naomi. “This Sunday is abruptly, shockingly, my first Mother’s Day without my mama,” she wrote in her op-ed for USA TodayPublished May 6, 2006. “She passed away just days before her sister. I was able to tell her once again how much love and respect she had.” 

Her heart didn’t feel empty. She noted that it was “replete of gratitude for what?” [her mother]left behind” and included her nurture and tenderness as well music and memory.