Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Dog For Mom

Happy Dog ...My last drawing for mom
 
I drew this at mom's bedside. Holding the photo and pad upside down so she could see it right side up...She LOVED when I drew upside down for her! She would just marvel! And for a short moment I could "pretend" to have some sort of edge over her!...We laughed and smiled at each other a LOT. She always wanted me to "draw more animals!", so how fitting that the last art I ever drew for her is a HAPPY, laughing dog!
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On Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, The Lord came for mom!
He also said YES to three BIG prayers I had been pestering Him with for about 6 years:
1. That she would be READY to go, and not in pain.
2. That she would be in her own comfortable room, and NOT in a hospital.
3. That I would be WITH HER when she left us.
I shouldn't be amazed that God can do such wonders, but I am humbled that He made this so personal to me....T H A N K  Y O U   SWEET L O R D
 
Below is a short excerpt from the tribute (Obituary) I wrote for the funeral announcement.
The Birdseed Project will continue... and now I have the final chapter for the book that will come out in Spring...
TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations (instead of flowers!) can be made here, but please designate Birdseed Project on the envelope
 
 Make check payable to Threefold Cord Ministries and mail it to
Threefold Cord Ministries, P.O. Box 540591, Omaha, NE 68154.
 
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My Mom (Doreen Westaway Pedro) had enduring ears to hear sorrows, but knew when to tell you to “snap out of it”. And if her discipline was hard, she quickly restored and mended the wounds…usually with a comment to make you laugh through the tears.
 
Mom insisted on FUN. Laughter, or else!…she had more fun than any of us ... Wherever she went, people NOTICED her, because a spark of laughter would rush in with her, and she would look you in the eye, so you knew you were included in the fun. People felt special around “mom”, so they liked her a lot. 
Mom circa 1942...                      ... and 2007 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

DMannion said...

Beautiful and touching post and heartfelt words for your mom. A joyful story.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Precious and touching. Thank you for sharing. Thinking of you!!!!

Anonymous said...

You've had two great gifts: your mother for life, and your prayers answered for her passing.

Karen Rodgers

Stephanie Berry said...

So sorry for your loss. Wonderful answers to prayers. May He comfort you!

MOM/Gina said...

This is a wonderful post about your mother. Let's some of us know her a little.

Kathleen said...

Sorry for your loss - but, also, what a blessing! (((hugs)))

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

feisty.... I can see it...just like you ;)