Our beloved mother left us too young, at 70 years.
The first half of her life, was near “story-book” quality; the daughter of a hard-working, strong and loving mother and father, she had five brothers and sisters who also looked after her as a child, and all throughout her life. She married and had three children living happily for roughly fifteen years, divorced and then battled schizophrenia, depression and other iterative diagnoses over the years. She was under constant psychiatric care with ever-changing medications intended to regulate her affliction.
While in the heat of this battle, she was doing all she could to raise 3 young boys, make them men and run a household. Eventually, she succumbed to what most consider a “normal” life and became “subject” to her mental illness, moving between government funded housing and care facilities over her remaining years.
She gave her everything to her children. She ultimately lost a long physical battle with COPD, having been a smoker for nearly fifty years.
We (her boys) have been blessed to have her as our Mother. She showed us nothing but love our entire lives. Even though her last chapters were filled with challenges, at the core of her being was ensuring that other people were happy. She was giving of her all, and especially to us.
Any donation made in her name will go towards improving the lives of those who face the same challenges she struggled with much of her life.
Isaiah 40 (28-31)
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is God from of old, creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary, and his knowledge is beyond scrutiny.
He gives power to the faint, abundant strength to the weak.
Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall,
They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.