Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Dear Mother

Today I have no new cards to post, haven't had time the last few days! Today I will give a memorial to my mother, who passed from this world to the arms of Jesus on June 14, 2003.
My mother was born in 1916, raised by a twice widowed mother who came from a strict German background, graduated from high school at 16 and worked in a 5&10 where she met my dad whom she married in 1936. Together they began a relationship that spanned decades of caring, dedication to Christ and raising a family. Always active in church work, my dad studied for the ministry when I was in high school. When he was ordained, he and my mother embarked on a new phase in their lives, serving the Lord together. When my dad passed away my mother continued to witness, pray for others and lend a listening ear to many. Her example of being a Christian was known by all who knew her. To us, her family, she gave advice, love, forgiveness, strength and her never ending faith. To her many friends who called her "MOM", she offered her generous spirit! Her greatest legacy to me was her wonderful relationship with God which saw her through many difficult times and poor health in her last years. So today as we honor and remember our mothers and all the women who make a difference in our lives, may I wish you all a wonderful day of celebration! Hugs and blessing!

15 comments:

Heidi said...

Wonderful tribute and I wish you a wonderful day: filled with pampering too!

Becky said...

Barb what a blessing to have a legacy like that, you are truly blessed. You have a wonderful Day.
Where in Germany?

Lorie said...

Oh, how sweet Barb! Your mom had to be a wonderful woman...just look at you! :o)

Rose said...

How wonderful to have been blessed with such a wonderful mother. And what a joy it will be to spend all eternity with her and our Lord :D
I pray you had a wonderful Mothers Day.

chelemom said...

What a touching tribute to your mom......Happy Mother's DAy to you!

Jackie said...

This truly brought tears to my eyes Barb! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family!!

Shirley said...

A beautiful tribute by a beautiful person too! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Gramrussell said...

That's such a lovely tribute to your Mom. We can be such an influence on the people we meet in this life. We should never forget to give our best to others and say thank you to our mentors as well.

Joan Ervin said...

What a special tribute to your Mother, Barb...sounds like she was a wonderful woman, wife, mother, and friend. Hope you had a wonderful day, too!!!

Chrissy D said...

Barb, what a beautiful testimony and tribute to your mother. Thank you for sharing. I hope you had a wonderful day!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother. She sounds like she was a very special woman, thank you for sharing.

Deedee Anderson said...

What an amazing tribute, Barb! It sounds like you were truly blessed by the Lord to have had her for a mother, and I am sure she would say the same of having you for a daughter. Thank you very much for sharing this special woman with all of us!

Wendy said...

Very touching Barbara, you were truly blessed

Becky said...

I have the cutest award for you at my place, :)

Shirley said...

Thank you for that post, Barb. A beautiful tribute to your mother and a model I needed on this day.