Today is the 2nd anniversary of my moms passing. She was without a doubt my hero!!
My mom was the most selfless person I have ever encountered in my life. She always gave even when it hurt. There were times I knew she was in unbelievable pain and yet she still wanted to keep going, no matter what we were doing.
She lost a husband at a young age and had 2 daughters. She married my dad with his 5 kids which then gave them 7. She took my grandfather in who had a stroke and also cared for him. To top it all of she had me. I asked her more than once, why in the world she had another baby with all of the other stuff she had on her plate? Not only did she have me but she had a few miscarriages before me. That alone would have caused me to give up on having another child.
I think it took the heart of a hero to do the things she had done at this point.
I wasn't there for all of the crazy family times of all of the 7 kids growing up. I have heard alot of stories, both the good, bad and ugly. In my eyes, no matter what the situations were it took alot of guts to do what both my mother and father did. They raised their kids to love God and to me there is nothing more important than that.
She was a grandma who always gave. Her grandkids were always the apple of her eye!
She worked a 40(plus) work week since the time I was in the 1st grade. Until the time of her passing!
I remember always being in church, every time the doors were open, all of my growing up years! I remember sitting with my mom at the altar while she had tears streaming down her cheeks. She always told me they were just because she loved Jesus so much!! Those are the memories I cherish most!!
In her later years she was involved in Power Company kids Club, an inner city children's ministry. She worked with those kids and loved them until she could not physically do it anymore.
My mom had severe back and hip pain all the time!! She had a kidney transplant after doing self administered dialysis for 5 years.
The most amazing thing that I will always remember about my hero is that she NEVER complained or gave excuses as to why she couldn't do something!!!! She was ALWAYS in church and working for the Lord even up until the day she passed away!
My prayer is that anytime I want to give a lame excuse for something I don't want to do I will remember the example my mom left for me.
I could always follow her as she followed Christ! Those who have come behind her have surely found her faithful!!!
I am so thankful that she has heard those words---
WELL DONE THOU GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT, ENTER INTO YOUR REST!!!!!