LOVE YOU MAMA and DADDY! I’m thinking of you both a little extra today because it’s your birthdays. I always thought that was cool the way your birthdays were just a day apart. Mama first and daddy second…. after all ladies before gentlemen!!!
I went to your graveside the other day. I was surprised at how emotional it was for me. Seeing your names side by side brought on the tears! I know you’re not really there, but I felt close to you nevertheless.
SEEING MYSELF IN YOU
It’s funny how as time passes, I see myself in you ALL THE TIME! Even the smallest things like my need to always be tidying things up. It sometimes drives my husband crazy, but he’s very patient with me like that. The other night he wanted to take our neighbor a loaf of his homemade bread. That’s like you mama. The only problem was it was almost 9:00 at night, and our neighbor is on the elderly side. I told him that you and daddy would not have liked that…. having the doorbell ring after hours! Again….. I was reminded of how much I am like you!
YOUR LESSONS HAVE SERVED ME WELL
Even more than that, I’m grateful that your LOVE FOR GOD rubbed off on to me. I’m grateful that you taught all ten of us kids to PRAY. That has served me well over the years, especially these last several. My ability to run my own business at this point in my life would not be possible without your lessons of HARD WORK! Love you mama and daddy for that!
Since you’ve been gone, I think a lot about my posterity. What lessons and impact am I having on them? Am I doing as good a job as you both did? I wonder so much about that because what you left me is absolutely amazing! I rely on those lessons daily. My hard days are easier when I think of you and how YOU would handle things.
Whatever you’re both up to up there, I know there must be a garden for daddy to work in. I bet he’s making it beautiful and colorful and I bet there are no weeds! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Love you mama and daddy!!!!
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