Sunday, May 12, 2013

My Earthly Angel - Mother

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when
 trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us;
when adversity takes the place of prosperity;
when friends who rejoice with us in our
sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken 
around us, still she will cling to us,  and 
endeveador by her kind precepts and counsels
to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and
cause peace to return to our hearts." 
---Washington Irving

My Mother, just sitting on the porch with me.
 She's the  mother of seven children, 21 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren!
    She's in her 80's now, and I am so grateful that I still have her, and she's relatively
 healthy and active.  She had a big family, a true blessing in the golden years,
 to have raised a bunch of  strong, healthy, happy kids, and  then watch them
with their children, and now grandchildren. I  am so glad now that  she has so many
people who can all look after her, in her later years. She's got nurses, carpenters, a hairdresser,
  great cooks, seashore homeowners, auto  mechanics, and  plenty of willing chauffeurs in her brood!  
We spoil her, but it's a small reward, not anywhere near enough compensation.
For she certainly earned  a little attention, working so hard raising all of  seven of  us, 
          and humbly maintaining our home. She's shared her faith and love of the Lord with
all of us, always, the best gift you can possibly give your children! 
  In all things acknowledging  Him,  Mother  has always been a shining example  to us! 
                    Thank you, Mother, for the good  life you've given us,
                    and for your constant,  tender love and care.  We honor you today!

We visited Mama at the nursing home today.
Sadly, Ted's mother is not doing so well, she can not speak, walk or remember
very much.. But Ted feels blessed that she dearly loved him and always supported
 and encouraged him when she was able.  She was generous, kind and compassionate and 
 taught him to be good and kind, and giving .Most of her years were spent caring for others
 in her long nursing career.She was the driving force behind him, pushing him to get his education.
 We just pray that she stays comfortable the rest of her days,and knows how very 
much we love her.  Thank you,  Mama for your love and care.

"The mother... holds the key of the soul;
 and it is she who stamps the coin of character"

   Happy Mother's Day!  

Love, Linda

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