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Topic: Mother (as in maternal parent) (04/24/08)
TITLE: Memories of Mother
By Susan Perry
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It seemed very long ago that I have memories of my mother Ida.
So many liked her it seemed. I remember a lot of laughter around her and friendly faces.
I was only a young teenager when we lost her to Hodgkin’s cancer in June of 1966.
It was a horrendous loss to our entire family.
She was a vibrant link to all of them.
Sorrow became a way of life for a very long time if I recall correctly.
Even today talking about it in this story is yet to be easy.
But we loved her and some die young to remain young in the Father’s hands even now.
We know God’s hands are capable and purposeful.
I trust Him as He healed me of those painful memories of long ago.
It was a time of darkness until God came and brought light to me with kindness and gentility.
Psalms 23, verse 6 reads:
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever…
I say ‘amen’ to believing that God is a just God and that He has held all of my family close to Him always.
He is my strong tower.
I know He has strengthened me through this process.
This story can be a valuable life lesson for those who don’t always honor or love their mothers just as they should.
My honest advice would be to treasure your mother’s existence as long as you can because we never know the day or the hour that they’ll leave us and go home.
I know that goodness and mercy follows me wherever I go and I can count on my Father in Heaven for there is where my reward is.
Love your mother today!
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
Susan J. Perry
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