Friday, September 15, 2006

One Year

One year ago today, a wonderful woman passed away from our world.
She was the heart of our family. She was always watching out for us. The Wife, Mother, Grahamcracker, Hugger, helper, confidante...… She loved her family with a passion, they were her world. She would rather go without something for herself, if she knew it would benefit someone she loved. She was such an incredible example of unconditional love and selflessness. I was blessed to be loved by her, as if I was one of her own children.
The following is from a card I gave her for her birthday in 2004:
"If it hadn'’t been for you, Mom, I may have never known how truly strong and courageous a woman can be, how welcoming and assuring a home can be, how beautiful and lasting a mother'’s love can be...… Your journey has not been easy, but your faith has never faltered and your heart has never surrendered...…You are my courage, my hope, and my inspiration, and I love you with a love I will never outgrow."
We miss her so much...

{one of my favorite photos of her, taken by one of her grandchildren in 2003}


  1. What a happy picture! I'm sure you all miss her very much. Our prayers are with you. Love you!

  2. she was a very incredible woman, we all loved her as one of our family also...I love that picture also, she is so happy.


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