I especially appreciate your support, prayers and understanding
since July 2008 when Momma had her first debilitating stroke.
There were several more strokes, but she has been home since May
2009. Although she didn’t recover, she enjoyed periods of
improvement and was much happier to be on the ranch, surrounded
by people who loved her -- and with her dog Tini (a pit bull). She spent
countless hours watching the birds and squirrels and gazing at
flowers and the Horse Heaven Hills.
In late January ago, Mom embarked on a mission to to see
me in the dresses that she had saved from
40's and 50's.
brought back memories of when she "danced the
night away" in the turquoise dress.
eyes lit up for the black dress and rhinestones that she wore when dancing at a
club with Lawrence Welk.
As Mom put it, the dresses looked like "they were made to
fit me." And, this one
will become one of my favorites as I wait for the right occasion
to wear it.
These are just a few of the precious memories that will be cherished forever.
Momma was an amazing lady and maintained a positive attitude,
devote faith, strong will, and her sense of humor. Momma's incredible
smile brightened the day for all who knew her. She will always
be with us, and the lessons she taught us will continue to guide
us through life.
Prayers were answered, and Momma has gone home to enjoy the
comfort, love and peace that she so richly deserves. She passed away on February 28th.
As Momma wished, she was home with Papa, who provided the most loving
and gentle care imaginable.
I was blessed to be able to spend so much time with Momma and to make her journey
a little easier. On my last two visits, she had me singing hymns
... sometimes into the wee hours of the morning. "Yes, Jesus
We shared many precious
Momma asked that there be no service, so we invite you to share
your memories in prayers.
Thank you all for your thoughts and compassion.