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"I Remember Mama"

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Well, I didn't call her Mama, I called her Mom, or Mo-om if playing at whining about my siblings.
Today marks 5 years since she went home, and she would've been 85. My daughter Abi (AKA Glitterfairy77) and I celebrated her with shrimp Chinese dishes - shrimp egg rolls, shrimp lo mein (a favorite of hers), shrimp dumplings, shrimp with garlic sauce, and moo shu shrimp.
I was blessed to be able to let her know how much she meant to me and influenced my ministry. She had always been kind to our friends; and when, from time to time, one would be experiencing problems at home, she let them stay with us. I told her how much that helped me to be a "spiritual mother" to so many young folks in Peru. I had stopped to see her before my trip in 2008, and we both knew she was doing poorly. She told me, "If I die before you get back, don't you cut your trip short!" I was with people who could comfort me, therefore, when the news came.
Thanks, Lord, for great memories.
She was a classy lady - looked like a movie star!

She DID eat, but stayed skinny. Not in MY genes... emoticon

One of our goofy group shots, me and my sisters and Mom - rather, "Mo-o-om!"

with two of our "wooly vultures"

Four generations - Mom, me, Abi, and my granddaughter.

Mom with her daughters, some summer gathering at the home of eldest (me in tie-dye)

A Memorial Day gathering at the nursing home where she spent her last few years.

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    What wonderful memories of a great family!!! Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings and hugs,
    1638 days ago
    She was a beautiful woman. My Mom is not doing well, her a-fib is acting up, so they put a patch on her and she has swollen knees from arthritis. She is 91 and in a nursing home.

    I joke with my husband about the laundry that there should be a conveyor belt to the washer and a circuit that goes back upstairs from the basement to each room. My Mom used to Spring clean and rearrange the furniture yearly. Dad said he was going to build a concrete block house with a drain in the middle of the floor; then she could scrub the walls and hose them down and move all of the furniture back indoors. As I age, it sounds like a plan!
    1639 days ago
    Your love is obvious
    1640 days ago
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