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I DEDICATE THIS TO MY
WONDERFUL MOTHER ON
MOTHER'S DAY



TO MY MOTHER WHO AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 4
LOST HER MOTHER, AND WAS RAISED BY HER
FATHER AND BROTHER. AT THE AGE OF 18
WAS MARRIED AND EXPECTING HER FIRST CHILD.
AT THE AGE OF 21 HAD LOST HER FATHER AND
HAD 3 CHILDREN AND HER HUSBAND IN THE
SERVICE. SHE HAD LEARNED ALOT FROM HER
MOTHER-IN-LAW, AND HAD LOVED HER AS HER
OWN MOTHER. BY THE AGE OF 25 SHE HAD 5
CHILDREN THAT SHE LOVED AND LOVES DEARLY.
WITHIN 10 OR 11 YEARS MOM WOULD
LOSE THE FIRST OF HER 5 BROTHER'S.
MOTHER HAD STARTED WORKING AND HAD A FULL
TIME JOB AT PACKAGING CORPERATION OF AMERICA.
BY 1964 SHE WOULD HAVE LOST HER OTHER MOTHER,
HER MOTHER IN LAW. IT GOT ROUGH FOR MOM
AFTER THAT, LOSING PEOPLE SHE LOVED AND
RAISING 5 CHILDREN AND TAKING CARE OF DAD
AND THE HOUSE. MOM HAD ALSO DRANK,
SHE HAD TIMES WHEN HER CHILDREN
(WITHOUT MEANING TO) PUT HER THROUGH HELL,
SHE HAD LOTS OF DISAPOINTMENTS,
AND SOME HARDSHIPS,BUT SHE GOT THROUGH ALL
OF THEM AND STILL KEPT HER FAMILY CLOSE.
BY THIS TIME SHE HAD LOST TWO MORE BROTHER'S.
SHE AND DAD HAD FIGHTS AND AT ONE TIME WERE
DIVORCED, BUT WAS RE-MARRIED IN 3 MONTHS.
BY 1988 MOM HAD STOPPED DRINKING
AND ACCEPTED THE LORD INTO HER HEART,
TO THIS DAY HER FAITH IS STRONG AND SHE HAS
SOUGHT THE LORD MANY TIMES.
BY 1994 OR 1995 SHE LOST THE LAST 2 BROTHER'S,
NOW THERE IS JUST HER AND HER SISTER LEFT
IN HER IMMEDIATE FAMILY. SHE HAS ALSO LOST
A GRANDCHILD. HER BIGGEST TEST OF FAITH CAME
IN DECEMBER OF 1998 WHEN THE LORD CALLED
DAD HOME,SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT SHE WOULD DO
BECAUSE SHE HAD LET DAD DO MOST OF EVERYTHING
FOR 54 YEARS,NOW SHE HAD TO LEARN TO DO IT
HERSELF. I THANK GOD SHE HAD THE LORD TO TURN
TO AND ALSO HER FAMILY. MOTHER STILL HAS HER
5 CHILDREN, 16 GRANDCHILDREN,
32 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN,AND 4
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND EACH
ONE OF THEM LOVE HER DEARLY. A MOTHER AND
GRAND-MOTHER, AND A FRIEND TO MANY PEOPLE.
SHE DOESN'T KNOW THE WORD " NO " AND IS
WILLING TO HELP ANYONE WHEN HELP IS NEEDED.
I GUESS I WANT TO SAY FOR MYSELF MOM WE
HAVE HAD OUR UPS AND DOWNS, BUT I WOULD NOT
WANT ANY OTHER MOTHER THEN THE ONE I HAVE
RIGHT NOW. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU,
IN WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SINCE DAD'S
DEATH. I KNOW YOU HAVE NOT ALWAYS AGREED
WITH EVERYTHING I SAID AND DID, BUT YOU
NEVER CRITIZED ME FOR IT EITHER.
YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT SHOW ME LOVE
AND TRIED TO TEACH ME THE RIGHT PATH TO TAKE.
I WANT TO SAY TO YOU RIGHT NOW I LOVE YOU WITH
ALL MY HEART, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T SAY IT MUCH.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WILL DO WHEN IT'S YOUR TIME
TO BE CALLED HOME. I DO KNOW I WILL HAVE LOST
A GOOD FRIEND AND BEST MOTHER ANYONE
WOULD WANT AND I WILL MISS YOU DEEPLY.


I WANT TO WISH YOU THE VERY BEST MOTHER'S DAY
WITH ALL MY LOVE
KATHY




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