"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Six years ago today

my mother died.  This is the post I wrote that day and I thought I would share it once again.  Mom is at peace.
She died today around 1:20pm.
We were able to give her what we kids kind of described as an Irish Wake last night. We all gathered in the family room so mom could hear us and talked, ate and reminisced long into the night. I'd like to believe that she was waiting for the gathering and then was able to let go...thank you so much Mom for all you have done for us all.

Frances DeSales
April 14, 1938 - February 19, 2011
Mom and Dad's wedding day August 27, 1960


* I thought I would add something.  That first photo is from my drive east as I was heading to mom's bedside.  It was during the blizzard of 2011 that I made my trek and as I was praying I would be able to see mom before she died, the sky cleared and I saw that cross.  I snapped the photo and continued on and was able to spend a few weeks with her before she died. 

2 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

We never get over losing our mom. Mine passed in 1969 when I was nine. I was angry for a long time that they made us kids stand outside her hospital room at the window to say good bye. They knew full well she would likely die and I would give almost anything to have kissed her one last time. But I know I will see her in Heaven again. So glad you got to spend the time with your mom. How sweet and precious.

Humble wife said...

Oh Michelle, (((((hugs)))) I am so sorry that they did this...it is hard especially as you were so young.