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My Mom's Memorial Service


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yesterday, November 24, we had the most beautiful Memorial Service for my Mom. All four of my children and their spouses and my seven grandchildren plus Megan's dear husband and my precious great grandson were there. My two oldest shared memories of their Grandmother and they had us crying and laughing. My Mom was truly a "life is all about my family" person. Dennis was by my side and I know he was very touched by all that the kids had to say.

My Pastor did a wonderful eulogy and shared beautiful scripture that was comforting and challenging. Even though Mom wasn't a member of my church he visited her just about every day that she was in the hospital. And she told him she felt that he had become her friend. She also assured him that she knew the Lord as her Saviour.

Several friends from her church came to the service and several close friends from my church were there. The rest were all family. And it was a real celebration of her life. Just what she would have wanted. We all knew she was smiling down on us.

Her interment will be in PA in June as she requested. She did not want buried in the winter because all of her family had become "southerners" and did not drive in snow and winter weather.

I miss her but I know she is with the Lord and will rejoice this holiday season with Him and her family that has gone before her. In my lonely times this is what I am going to focus on.

Her last words to me were, "I love you so much". And even though we had our ups and downs in life she was and always be "my Mom"~~I love you!!
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HAVEFUN2LOSE 12/11/2012 6:28AM

    Didn't get notification of this blog.

Think of the good times and how blessed you both were to have each other emoticon

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NANNA2ONE 11/28/2012 10:56PM

    Dear Mona - I just got back on the internet - I am so sorry I missed the message about your mother. You were such an encouragement and support when my mother passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bring you wonderful comfort and blessed memories. Our God is there to carry you through the hard times.

Hugging you over the internet.

Dore

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11-RENEWAL-20 11/28/2012 6:17AM

    Remember the good times...Bless you for the love and care you gave her.

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RUNNINGOMA 11/27/2012 10:52AM

    To know that she knows the Lord and is in His presence is a huge comfort, as well as having some of the dearest words that she left you with.
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POSITIVELY_EB 11/25/2012 11:56PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/25/2012 5:40PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. She sounded like an amazing woman and I know that she must have been to have had a daughter like you. It's wonderful that her last words to you were that she loved you. Sending lots of love to you and your family. emoticon

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JANETELIZABETH1 11/25/2012 3:29PM

    Thank you dear Mona for sharing with us about the beauty of your mom's life and memorial service. I know she was loved and cherished by you all and so many wonderful memories will comfort you always.
Love Janet

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UP2ME_CC 11/25/2012 3:11PM

    Those last words must put you at peace; what a great way to remember your mother.

My mother's last words to me were, " And you; I think you knew me best".

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/25/2012 1:40PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your mom. What wonderful last words to you.
Hugs,
Kay

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PATRICIA441 11/25/2012 1:25PM

  What a wonderful service for your Mom. I know it was bitter sweet sharing all your stories of her and your families. Memories are such a blessing May God surround you with His peace knowing your Mom is at rest with Him who loves her the most.

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HARPLUTE 11/25/2012 9:38AM

  Mona:

I hope the bright moments you shared with your mom will be a shining light in your life. So glad the Memorial turned out as it did.

gail

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NCSUE0514 11/25/2012 9:17AM

    May God bring you comfort during this time of loss and give you sweet memories

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