What is the answer to our mess? Jesus, and lots of time throughout our crazy days in prayer for our loved ones and the lies of Satan that are so misleading to many. It seems that we are being loving to accept all and anything goes. But instead we are allowing them to go down the wide path away from heaven forever with Jesus!
"Hail Marys" get me through each day!
Me and Jesus!
He worked with homeless boys and obviously brought them to their most amazing mother of all! As John tells me... "There is a mother above you." "Yes, I agree and not offended!" I feel that same way!
Such a beautiful reminder for us today.
Joe's JAG award ceremony before they parted ways. Maria is now living with us approx. for 5 months while Joe does his training!
Such a beautiful tribute to Pat's mom by Maria - worth another share!
My Grandma Anna. Farm wife. Mother of 10. Grandmother to... too many for me to count right now. Wonderful hugger. She had a powerful and meaningful grip when she held your hand. She was unwilling to take an indirect answer. She wanted to know what you REALLY were thinking and feeling. She cared. Always had a cookie or candy for the little ones. You could easily find a Rosary laying around her home. She was magnetic. She could always be found out and around the community... having coffee with the ladies, playing cards at the Center, volunteering at the hospital, closing down the Church's pancake breakfast... until she broke her hip in a fall. Then life got quieter and slower, which wasn't easy on her. However, she embraced it and clung to the time she had with family in her home. A little over a year ago she started to weaken and was placed on Hospice. She wanted more than anything to not be a burden to others, and to simply go see Jesus. God had other plans, though. She had to give up this one last desire... and be served by the children and loved ones whom she had loved on for so many years. In the end, she was completely dependent on those who had depended on her for everything. At the age of 97, she was given the gift of a peaceful, quiet death surrounded by family and prayer, without even the ability to grasp at life. Everything else had been taken away. We love you, Grandma, and we are so glad that you are finally with Him whom you have desired for so long. We miss you.