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Remembering Mom

Today would have been my mother's 80th birthday.  She was born eight days following the death of her father.  He was aviator and was teaching a student to fly.  Twice the man froze at the controls, but the second time it claimed the life of two men, leaving two families without husbands/fathers.

My mother was blessed to be raised by her mother, grandparents and many aunts and uncles.  I know she missed the man she never knew and all she had to remember him by was his broken, smoked stained goggles, and a few small items that was saved by an aunt for her from the wreck.

I believe this great tragedy in Mother's life was used to shape and make her the woman who gave birth to and raised four children.  I am so thankful that God gave me a loving mother who always wanted the best, not just for her children, but grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Even though she is not with me, I want to say "Thanks Mom, I love you!"


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My Mother's Gentle Love

My Mother's Gentle Love
by Ron Hamilton
Who puts a band-aid on my knee?
Who holds me close so tenderly?
Who always sees the best in me?
There’s no one like mother.

Who always wipes my tears away?
Who tells me I’ll be great some day?
Who cares in such a gentle way?
There’s no one like mother.

My mother’s gentle love, my mother’s gentle love
Has taught me of God’s tender care, and turned my eyes above.
I’ll bless her all my days for all her gentle ways.
Oh, how I thank my Lord above for my mother’s gentle love.

Today is my mother's viewing, and tomorrow is her funeral.  The song above so much describes my mom.  She loved her four children so very much!  Before she had children, she was a nurse for "special care" babies~~"old" term for NICU.  Once she started having children she gave up her career to stay at home and raise her own babies. Thanks, Mom!

Thank you, Daddy, for allowing Mom to stay at home and raise us four children!



Life on the Homestead

Life is keeping us busy.  We have had grans over, a couple family dinners, running teens to friends homes or a church activity. We are helping out a family friend who fell and broke a wrist. Now summer is in full swing and warm and humid!  The air conditioner has been doing its best to keep the home comfortable.

Next week our school age kiddos will be leaving for church camp.   That leaves us with the three adult children who still live at home.  This will be a first for us!

This week we have welcomed two, new to us, vehicles and next week two new licensed drivers....

Well.....I have been trying to get some pictures to upload but am not succeeding! Eeerrrrrr!  I will try again later, when I am not so frustrated!  I will try to keep calm and carry on! ;)