Monday, June 18, 2007
Earlier today I visited this blog and saw her slide show. I thought it was cool so I attempted to make my own but now can't figure out how to fix it. I want it moved over to the side but my brain is just not working that way today. A lot of the pics that you see are on my blog already but I did add one of my mom. This was taken in 2005 at her 40th class reunion in Jacksonville, North Carolina. My dad was working in Illinois at the time so my Uncle was her date and I think it was the best time she had ever had. "God works in Mysterious Ways." My mom had a very low self esteem and always felt that she was not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, outgoing enough..... and she was so nervous abt. this reunion. My Uncle Marshall(her sister's husband) is a complete "Ham" in public(well, anywhere) and I really believe God worked it so that he would be the one to take her to the only reunion she had been to. She talked abt. every moment that happened for days after she got home. When I was a baby she had to have her knee caps removed due to the bones rubbing against each other(yes, I am so old that they didn't have knee replacement surgery). After her reunion she decided that she would try to have the surgery so that she could walk steadier and not feel so limited in what she could do. She had the surgery in mid Oct. 2005 and was the best rehab pt. they had ever had, she was so proud of herself and so upbeat. One week after the surgery she started bleeding(diverticulitis) and on Nov. 28th 2005 she passed away from all of the complications with it. I miss her every single day and I know that this post is a little bit of a downer but I want to say that no matter how people get on your nerves or drive you crazy, make sure you let them know that you love them every single day!! I also wanted everyone to see how God works, I really believe he gave her that reunion time as a special moment for her and best of all my younger brother accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in August of 2006. It is something she prayed for everyday and thru her death his heart opened. I know my mom has at least one extra crown in Heaven today and that is what I wanted to share with you. You never know how your actions will affect someone else, so please tell everyone that Jesus loves them and that you do as well. They may have just needed that and you may be the only person that tells them.