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Family is what's a blessing when you are older

Friday, May 27, 2016

I remember when I was younger, a struggling mother, with a young husband who worked to much to help raise our children. Both of us were too exhausted to give to each other, but we did our jobs to the best of our ability. John worked so hard to keep us a float. And all I could do was make him a good meal, and let him be when he came home from working those long hours. My job was trying to be everything to everybody. But I wasn't very good to myself though. Everything seemed like work, and I just hoped that in my future everyone would finally learn what they had to survive in this world. Both John and I had very God loving parents, so we felt that we would be ok, in what ever we did. I never realized how much stress was affecting John. We just never talked about it. That was just our thing, we just wanted to be with each other without talking about things that drove us nuts. Then one day, John was gone to a heart attack. I still miss him to this day! Yet I went on, and struggled to get a degree in nutrition. Life kept flowing along, and my children have now left the nest to develop their own lives. I am so very proud of them, And love my grand babies. That's what makes my life seem like it was all worth the struggles I went through as a younger person. I never re-married because I just had too much to worry about. But everything turned out ok, because God, and my parents were always watching over me from above. And I know that when God sees it time to take me, John will be waiting there for me, and we'll take each others hands, smile, and just walk away or sit down to feel the love from each other. I know he is very proud of how his children have turned out too. So this holiday week-end when I can't be with all my children. Some of them are too far away, or have to work. I know they are thinking of me fondly with love. Cause they have called, to tell me they love and miss me. " Me too! And I love you John, if you are listening too. Hi, Mom! How's dad doing? Love and miss all of you. Still smelling those gardenias you planted." So as I end this message, I would liker to say that give the love you seek to your children so they can pass it on to those they love too! Have a Happy Holiday, Folks!
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