This Mother's Day is the first since 1995 that we will celebrate without Ann's mom. Margaret was 97 when she passed away last August. The time seems to have gone by so fast. It seems like just yesterday that we were sitting with her, sharing lunch and talking about our lives. I loved her so much. She was such an example of a Christlike woman. Here is an excerpt from one of the scriptures readings at her funeral:
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.Mom had a gentleness and kindness that all of us felt when we were around her. She was always so interested in each person that came into her presence. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Until the end her mind was sharp. I loved to sit listening to the stories that she told as she shared her memories of working at the War Department or about celebrities like Amelia Earhart. Mostly I remember the love that she had for her husband, children and grandkids - and for me.
When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.
She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness.
Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:
“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.