Monday, November 16, 2020

Aw...Mondays and More

 It appears that each time I try to sign on to one blog or the other I am forced to create a new password. I am hopeful this will eventually stop. The nonsense is real in 2020 but I have something bigger on my side so I will persevere and carry on.

Today marks the 19th anniversary of the loss of my mom. It is also the day her own mother, my precious BFF was born. I miss them both so very much. I am so grateful they are not here on this earth to experience the pain and suffering that is coming to the USA. I am grateful they are tucked away safely in the arms of Jesus forever.

Mom and me in 1974. She was always so pretty and she had a heart for God. She would be so sad to see what happened to the phamily and now division has come between so many of us. Her faith was first and foremost and she would tell me, simply to pray harder. I miss all my conversations with her. She always knew exactly what to say and she was never harsh, disrespectful or hateful. My father did not allow disrespect to our mom in our home. She was the glue that kept us all together. Dad was a steelworker and he earned a nice salary but he worked long hours. Mom took care of us. My dad treated my mom like a beautiful flower. He loved her so very much and she loved him. She always wanted to go join him. 19 years ago today God sent her to her heavenly home with dad and all the faithful phamily that went before them. 

I have this verse up front in my life because I know what is coming and my dad and my late father-in-law always told us, they felt we would live to see the destruction of America. As sad as it is, I am glad it is us and not them living through this. The signs are everywhere.  God is all there is going to be to turn to. No man or woman or anything in this life will save your soul. I am so glad I learned all this and never turned away when my parents and in-laws spoke of these things. We were raised with respect. Something very sadly lacking in our world today. 

Mom was such a beauty. She lived through some difficult times, the loss of her own dad when she was just 13.  The great depression, the loss of all her siblings before her. The loss of my dad  Somehow their faith kept them on the right path. Mom was fun and when she passed away all my cousins told me she gave them their first taste of beer. She made sure no one got into trouble an she loved her phamily passionately. 

My grandma at her home in the Grove. I sat on that very stoop and ate soup and bread ith passing hobos. The Arkansas river ran behind grandma's house and the hobo's coming off the trains would stop for a meal. She never denied them anything she had. She only that they respected us and we respected them. Different times but memories that still make me smile. She went through more loss then most of us could even imagine. She traveled alone from Eastern Europe and met and married my grandpa. She suffered so much loss including her own eyesight. She never lost her faith in God and I Learned so much from her. I have tried to be a grandma like her because without Jesus you will have no hope. I can not imagine how she lost three of her children in the blink of an eye and yet somehow she managed to go on. Women back her day were strong willed and they took charge. They never expected anyone to give them a handout. She took in boarders and fed hobos. She finished raising her children and never turned away from God. He was her stronghold. She often told me without God you have nothing.

My sweet little best friend forever. I never forget her, she lives on in my heart and always will. Happy Birthday in Heaven my precious grandmother. I love you so very much. 

Please visit Aw...Mondays I am heading over to get a haircut and then off to my derm appointment to meet the new doctor. The scheduling gal said I will love her. I could use some prayer. It is always a tough appointment getting the full body mole scan.  I also apologize for the mess blogger has created with Microsoft Edge and goggle too. Somehow, someday I will fix it all. God BLess each one of youwho stops by. 


Sandee said...

I love seeing your family shots. They are so precious. Precious memories.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Love and hugs, honey. ♥

Brian said...

Hugs as you remember your sweet Mom today and every day. Sadly I think you're right about our Country, we'll miss it.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your mom and grandma.

Rita said...

Lovely tributes!
Stay safe while you are out and about. :)

Mevely317 said...

What would we be without our memories to comfort us.
Prayers lifted for a good doctor's appointment!

pilch92 said...

Sounds like your grandmother was very kind. XO

Edna B said...

What awesome old photos! So far, I'm not having too many problems with Blogger. Just once in a while, but I'm sure that after a while things will smooth out. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

messymimi said...

Faith is everything, and He gives us family so we will have visible proof, i think, of His love and care.