"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Sunday, January 29, 2012
February 22, 1913-January 29, 1974
Unfortunately, I do not have photos easily available of my mom and since I love mom & dad's wedding photo so much I thought I'd share it. Thirty eight years ago my mother departed this earth; it is so hard to believe it has been that long. My mom wasn't seriously ill and the thought of her having a stroke never entered my mind; I was just 21 yrs old and still immature, never fully realizing how her passing would impact my life. There is so much I wanted to share with her~she knew the love of my life but wouldn't see us married, me growing up, having children and grandchildren. She never got to see me discover Jesus and grow in faith; well she did but from a different perspective. I never got to fully apologize for what a rebellious and tough child I was, there were so many lessons I learned after she was gone. I will say that I became the mom I am because of my childhood, it made me so dedicated to my two daughters. My mom had to work from the time I was two and it took a tole on her health; one of her parents also had a stroke so she recognized the symptoms. She only lingered about 8 hours and I'm thankful she didn't have to live in a vegetable state; she never would have wanted that. I know that both my brother and I have many of her traits; we are both Irish through and through and grow more alike as we grow older. So today Mom, I would like to say thank you for raising me, for being the mother you were, for being an example of prayer~I still remember you on your knees every morning. Thank you for loving me even when I was so difficult and it was so hard for you.
Always your little girl, Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.