When she retired, she transformed herself. She took college courses,expanded her garden, bought a new computer, took on the world-wide web, and began serving in her community. I could go on and on, but let’s just say she’s been active, and continues to do be. When I tell people about our camping trip to Sycamore Cove this past spring, and how my 80-something mom slept in a tent, they’re impressed.
My mom raised eight children by herself, and took each day as it came. She still tries to do that today. She has always found consolation and inspiration in her garden, and she’s passed that on to her children. Without doing it intentionally, I think she taught us how to “find God in all things” and to trust that God is “making all things new.” Happy Birthday Mom!
Now, if you’re reading this and have the blessing of still having your mom with you, give her a call today and tell her how much she means to you. It will brighten both your days. 🙂