Saturday, May 12, 2007
MOTHER'S DAY TRIBUTE
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
In Memory and Honor
of those women
in my life--
and the life of my husband--
who have “mothered” us. . .
I was in first grade when she died unexpectedly in her sleep.
My brother and sisters, who are older than me,
have more vivid memories of her.
I love hearing their stories
of growing up with this remarkable lady.
Everyone who knew her
loved her gentle and fun-loving personality.
She loved the Lord, her family, and a good time.
She definitely left a legacy of love and laughter.
She is almost 92 and always ready for a family get-together.
She came to our family when we were all grown or almost grown.
She cared for our father through Alzhiemer’s disease.
For that we are grateful.
She was my Dad’s oldest sister and she had no children of her own.
She helped my Dad raise my older sister and me.
We lived with her, and her husband Ed, for a year when we were in second and fourth grades and again for awhile when we were in high school.
She was a guiding force in my life.
Going to her house was always like going home.
She was always a gracious, Christian lady.
She worked, firmly, patiently, and tirelessly, to instill those values in me!
Both my Dad and my Mother had sisters and sisters-in-law who loved me and showed me examples of how to be good mothers.
They were a loving part of the village that helped raise me.
Mr. L’s Mother
Emma, age 92, is Mr. L’s mother.
Widowed in 1968, she has lived by herself in High Point, NC,
about 20 miles from Mr. L’s brother for over 20 years now.
Through orphaned as a child, her strong faith in Christ
was the first spiritual influence in my husband’s life.
As a Bible teacher for over 40 years and strong prayer warrior,
G-Maw has been a model of Christian faith for many.
"Ninnie" to her Granchildren
Ninnie was Mr. L’s paternal grandmother.
Widowed as a relatively young woman, she lived with her older son,
my husband’s father, for most of her adult life.
Mr. L called her “Ninnie” when the family tried to get him to call her, “Nanny.”
She had a great influence on Mr. L,
being the first to encourage his creativity—especially as a storyteller.
Our Good Friend
A remarkable lady who has been a part of our lives for over thirty years.
She and her husband, Gene, have been like an extra set of grandparents to our children.
She is a loving, Christian lady who has shared life events--both joyous and sad--with us.
She and her sweet husband are a blessing!