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God Called Her Home

May 24, 2009

on Sunday, May 24th at 7:35 am.

My "other' Mom, the mom that God blessed us with when she married our Dad when we were 5 years old. The mom that taught us how to swim, took us on our annual school shopping trips, encouraged us to read, made a home for us when we were at our Dad's, made her famous chocolate cake with melted butter on top and loved having family functions at the house and be surround by her family.

She battled pancreatic cancer for 2 1/2 years. There were ups and downs, but through it all she still smiled and hardly ever showed us just how much she hurt.

Thursday early afternoon, we rejoiced in her cancer count going down, but by Thursday evening she was admitted to the hospital and we were told she was nearing the end, her body was failing her. We sat by her side for the next several days, sharing beloved stories, crying, praying, singing and laughing. Sunday morning God called her to be with Him. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother and Grams to 8 grandchildren. We love you and miss you, Mom.

Leah C said...

Your "other" Mom was a strong woman and she will be dearly missed. It was good that you could be with her in her final days. Family means everything... lean on each other. And know that I'm here if you need me:) xo

nwalker said...

Sheila,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your posting was very touching and heartfelt. Your mom sounded like a wonderful person. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts.
Sincerely,
Nancy

Karen Miller said...

Sheila, I'm sorry to hear that your mom is gone from this life. But, there is rejoicing in heaven today. She must have been an extraordinary woman. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers...K.

Wanda said...

Sheila, I am so sorry. Your family will be in my thoughts. If you need anything let me know. Take care.

Marilyn said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Stephanie said...

Sheila, I'm so sorry to hear about Barb. I remember all the summers spent at the pool with her, both learning and teaching. She bribed me to learn to swim by promising me a new book when I passed intermediate. She bought me Lord of the Rings. She was a wonderful woman who will be missed here on earth but welcomed with open arms in Heaven. You and your family are in my prayers. Steph

Sandy Michelle said...

How lucky you were to have another mom to teach you new things. I'm sorry for your loss!

Hugs!
Sandy

Stephenie said...

Sheila, I am so sorry to hear about your mother...I know this has to be so hard for you...It had to be so hard to watch her try and fight pancreatic cancer..I know she is in heaven watching over you..Please know that I'm here for you and you're always in my prayers..
Stephenie

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