1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
20: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
23: "Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and praises her: Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:28-29
24: "Mama" Strong, faithful, attending, "there", bossy, opinionated, "right...all the time; Beautiful, gifted, talented, creative, hard-working, self-motivated, interesting, compassionate; Our mama knew how to "make do". She was Neat in appearance, a homemaker, retired Civil Service, a one-man woman for over 66 years. She Hummed often while working. She loved her gardening: veggies and flowers.She really LOVED... her Dolls, china painting and crochet. She was Miss Seamstress/Perfectionist. She believed things were either Right or wrong: No In Between!!! Believed in switches...used them often!! taught us good stewardship in every area of life: whether it was school, hobbies, giving, ministering, chores, whatever... She: Knew where we were...All the time!! Mike and I were on a date one night and he said "your mom and dad are in the car behind us." She believed in setting boundaries: [DO NOT get out of this yard!!]... and SHE MEANT It... (remember those SWITCHES I mentioned)???? All these things about our mama reminds me of Proverbs 31:17- "she is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night. Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber. She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. She has no fear of winter for her household, for everyone has warm clothes. She makes her own bedspreads... She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks... her words are wise, and............She gives instructions with.....Kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and allows nothing of laziness. Her children STAND and bless her. Her husband praised her. She surpasses many godly women. Charm is deceptive, beauty does not last. BUT a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. May Larry, Sharon and I always publicly declare her praise!! And we will. Thank You, Mama for being such an Honorable Blessing to our life. And, LORD, we praise YOU today for giving us this woman to be our mother. Mama..You've had a lot of "Well-dones" in your life but the main three that count are the ONE"S FROM DADDY The ones from Larry, Sharon and I And the one you received last Monday, February 4, 2013 from the KING of KING"S and the LORD of LORD"S!!!