Remembering Mom


I think my current Summer Photo Fun emphasis here on the blog is the perfect time to honor and remember my mom and share a few treasured photos of her with you.

As most of you will remember, we lost Mom unexpectedly last October as a result of injuries she received in a car accident. Our family misses her like crazy and feels her absence every day. I hope you’ll enjoy this glimpse of the woman that we loved so dearly for so many years.

God blessed us with many tender mercies during our initial loss of Mom, and the photo above is one of those tender mercies (also the shot below of Mom kissing Dad on the cheek.) Just weeks before Mom’s accident, Mom and Dad’s church had photos taken for a new pictorial directory. How grateful we are to God to have these precious photos now.

And so here is my precious mother. I love you, Mom, and miss you so!

Mom and Dad WeddingMom and Dad’s wedding picture.

IMG019Mom with me and baby sister Janice.

R1-39Christmas morning with one (among many through the years) of the silly gifts we got Mom. She always acted like she loved them.

R1-28On the way to church. I’m on the left, already in prayer :)

R1-20Mom worked as the secretary for the company Dad worked for. They were lucky to have a home office.

Boys with Grandma 2004 Ft. WorthHere she is with some of her grandchildren and a great grandbaby. She loved her family. Below, my sisters and I with our dearly loved Mom.

IMG_0610 (Branson #2 reunion) IMG_3010 (2012) - CopyWhat a great cook. She made lots of yummy memories for us.

Mom & DadDad loved Mom like crazy. Here they are at our family reunion last summer in Tennessee.

Great Grandma and Benjamin by AaronShe was so happy to get to spend time with her great grandkids who live so many states away.

HoyIMG_8826pJust weeks before Mom’s accident and death. Thank You, Lord, for the precious photos. Thank You for our precious Mom.

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3

*Our photos taken by various family members. We purchased the rights to the top photo and last photo by Artisan Life.

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  1. Love the pictures. She must have been one of the great mamas! Sorry you lost her early. She and your daddy were really cute together! :)

    • Thanks, Elece. She was indeed a great mama, and I love those photos of Dad and Mom together, too. Even though she left us suddenly and before we were ready, we’re so grateful for the many wonderful years we had together. Guess we’re never ready to let our loved ones go.

  2. “Already in prayer” Hahahaha You are a case!

  3. Thanks for the pictures and all the memories they bring back. I don’t remember ever seeing that one of Mom typing before. She was so young.

    • You’re welcome, Janice — glad you enjoyed. Several of these are from the slides that Mom gave all of us a few years ago. The one of her typing is actually from the group she gave you so you’ve just forgotten it. Lots of memories for sure.

  4. Priscilla Hammond says

    Just discovered your website. How lovely! The pictures of your Mom and family are so precious! It made me think of my Mom and how much I miss her. It’s been 2 years since her passing and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of her. She was a very devout Christian, as I am, and I know that one day, I will see her and Dad again. That is our hope! Thank you for sharing these precious memories.

    • Priscilla, welcome! I’m so glad you discovered my website. Thanks so much for your sweet comments and for sharing how you’re missing your mom, too. I’m like you — there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of Mom and miss her. Heaven feels closer than ever now, huh? God bless. Hope you’ll drop by again!

  5. Great pictures of your mom! She looked like such a happy lady and she sure was loved. Knowing you will see her again one day has to be great comfort for you.
    Thanks for sharing

    • Thanks so much, Nanette. You’re right — she was dearly loved and we miss her so much. It is indeed a comfort to know I’ll see her again one day. Heaven seems closer now than ever before.

  6. All these pics are so sweet. Makes my heart hurt for your family though. Thank you for sharing your precious mama with us. Hugs! (thank you for changing the comment system. I could never quite figure it out lol)

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