Whether in feast or famine, her faith in God (and in the goodness of his people) never wained. Some say I look like her, but more than anything, I want to be like her, forgiving others as God forgives me, faithful in small things, unwavering in my faith.
Here are a few favorite pics of my mom:
Mother as a young child with her mom. I love her curls.
Mother as a school kid, trying to hide her missing tooth.
I love this picture of Mother (far left) standing so prim and proper.
Her brother is beside her (Mr. Cool in the sunglasses). Her mother is on the far right.
I don't know the other people in the photograph. Friends, I think.
Mother, posed beautifully again beside a car.
Mother, with the man she would marry for life - my dear dad.
Mother, laughing with her firstborn - Big Sister, Elaine.
Mother, five days before me and my twin sister were born. She was 23.
She didn't know she was carrying two bundles of joy.
Mother and her surprise child - me.
Amazingly enough, we can't find any pictures of her holding Dayle and me together.
Mother, making melody unto the Lord.
Mother and her "babies" today.