With Heavy Hearts, once again, we are touched by the sting of death in our family.
It was not long ago, that Dad died. Mom has followed him and is now in the hands of the Lord.
(Ed, Lois, Chris and Mike) Mike is the one of the right with his dad dotingly looking at him. :) )
We are all saddened and abit shocked, as her health issues were more chronic in nature. But recently, they took a turn for the worse, and she is now forever etched in our memories.
I am so thankful for the invention of the camera. Without it, we would not be able to pour over the pictures and memories that photos leave for us to delight.
Each of these pictures of modern day, I can remember the incident and the words spoken.
Lois was a very sweet person. She was plagued by moments or seasons of illness that would cause us to feel so sad for her, but she worked hard to overcome.
I do know that she was amazing at remembering dates. The kids never had to wonder if gramma remembered their birthay or Christmas or Easter, or halloween or Thanksgiving or Valentines day or any other number of holidays inbetween. There was always a fun goodie bag of candy and erasers or stickers waiting for them in the mail box, and the inscription was always the same. Love and Prayers Gramma and Grampa.
She would always call and want to know the sizes of each child to make sure she purchased everything just so.
Mom had a fondness for little girls, and always seemed to just smile with them around. Of course, her FAVORITE little girl, was Carla, her only daughter. She just LOVED Carla to pieces, as all mothers do. She and Carla had a very special bond, and we are so thankful that Carla could be with her until the very end. Thank you Carla! We know that Mom would have wanted you right by her side.
Here are a few pictures of Mom over the years.
“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)