Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Angelversary Mom!

19 years ago today, my precious mother took her final breath. Her body was wracked and abused by the vicious disease knows as Cancer. She fought and toiled until her spirit became weak. Then she answered her savior's voice when he called her home. The days leading to her death, I was told she was radiant as ever. She requested to look her best those last days. She received visitors, made them promise to take care of her children, and bid them good bye.

My mother is an inspiration to me. Everyone she met, she made an impact on their lives. She was a christian and made sure her children were in church. Everyone she met, she told them about the love of God. Even though I was only 6, I remember the feel of her skin, the scent of her body, but her voice is faded.
She missed every milestone, but I felt her presence at every one. There are days I need her the most (what girl doesn't?), but my dad stepped right in. i am comforted knowing that she was there to meet my babies - what a great welcome they received. I know that she is absolutely spoiling them.

You made me the woman I am today. You paved the way for me to know Christ. Your legacy, passion and drive, made me want to strive for excellence. I love you more today than yesterday, and miss you more than ever.

She Shall be Praised

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth no the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
- Proverbs 31: 10, 25-31

Joy Jeneva James-R - R.I.P

Where is my expected end?


  1. Marie--what a beautiful tribute to your wonderful mother! Your mom sounds like she was an absolutely amazing person--on the inside and out. What a wonderful time your babies must be having right now in Heaven in their grandmother's arms. Praying for you!

  2. I'm so sorry that you lost your mom at such a young age. She sounds amazing and I'm glad you were able to learn so much from her. Thinking of you today.

  3. What a sweet post. Remembering your mom with you today.

  4. Oh Marie, that is beautiful. Your mom is with your angels in heaven.

  5. What a lovely post. Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman. I love your description of her welcoming your sweet babies to Heaven.


  6. Hi Marie,

    I have just stumbled upon your blog and have spent some time reading through your posts. I am so sorry that you have had to endure this and I feel your pain. I too have lost all my children. A miscarriage at 12 weeks, my 7 hour full term son and my gorgeous 2.5 year old son. Sometimes it feels as though we will never get the family we so desire but trust in the Lord, he has plans for us.

    Bridget xoxo

  7. I wish your mother was still with you. Your description of her is beautiful. ((hug))

  8. You mother sounds like a lovely woman. I'm so glad you are rejoicing in her memory for the life she lead and the life she gave to you.

  9. Remembering with you. She was clearly an amazing woman. Who raised an amazing daughter.