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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day...I hope all of you who are moms and who have had a mom! will find time to go to this site sometime today or soon. I sent this little poem to my mom every year from the time I first had a child- 1966- until the time that she went on to heaven- in 2005. I pray it will be a blessing to you too.

My mom..Edith Snyder Tessman 1910-2005

She was the one who lavished each of us 5 children with her love and taught us each about Jesus, our Savior. She tiredlessly drove us to school- and picked us up from school- sometimes over 30 iles each way-she worked in the "store" which mom and dad ran, then picked me up from work- or came to football or basketball games to cheer our school on and watch me twirl baton- she drove me to choir and picked me up- all these driving things were for me- one of 5- so she was doing lots of other driving too!- She listened when I had problems with my current boy friend- stayed up late sewing me dresses to wear to whatever dance-attend
ed my plays, helped me pack for camp and then wrote letters and visited on weekends-helped me pack in just a few days when I was accepted to college- late- and then drove me to Illinois to college- wrote faithfully and supported me in every effort of life. She helped me have a beautiful wedding- she sewed all the bridesmaids dresses- helped plan the food and reception- cooked and served the rehersal dinner- Mom was always there and such a hard and cheeful worker. She was there to enjoy each of our children and many of our grandchildren. Mom slipped away gradually with Alzheimer's Disease- but even to the end-her love for children was so evident- we miss her but rejoice that she is home with Jesus- probably holding a baby!
How I THANK GOD this mother's day for the children of my children!


Brandi said...

Cute picture of the grandkids! I have been checking your blog . . . where are you? It has been a couple of weeks since you have posted. Everything okay?

Beth said...

Wow, I didn't know all of that. How amazing!