With the first anniversary of mom's homegoing almost upon us, 
it is natural that we should remember her at this time!

Mom was born August 17th, 1919
She died, slipping away peacefully to be with Jesus,
May 17th, 2010

All of us are thankful for a praying mother
and grandmother.

This was mom's passport picture 
when the family immigrated to Canada 
from Germany in October of 1954.

There's no date on the photo
but I believe my parents to be in their
middle forties.

When mom and dad lived in the independent apartments
right next to where I worked,
mom spent thousands of volunteer hours
for the organization.
She made crafts and then sold them
all profit going to the Care Centre.
I believe mom was in her early to 
mid eighties here.

Family was together when mom turned 85.
Dad had already passed away six years prior.
Soon after that mom had to be admitted
to the nursing home.

She loved family celebrations!
We always made sure to serve her favorite meal
with a lovely cake and coffee to follow!

Wonderful memories of a 
mom who loved the Lord and did her best!

Love you mom and miss you!



Karen said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories and photos. Your must have mother touched many lives through her generous spirit.

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Your mother is so lovely. Thank you for sharing this today. Have a happy mother's day my friend.

Doris Sturm said...

Aw, what a sweet post and lovely tribute to your mother. Sounds like she had a full life rich with family and God. She sounds like a really good mom! May she rest in peace!

Happy Mother's Day to you as well on Sunday. Hope it will be a great day for you and your family!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

How lovely that your Mom should have her home-going in the same month as Mother's Day. It seems fitting somehow.

And what a lovely tribute!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing about your mom Karin. You will always have your wonderful memories of her and pictures like these to hold close to your heart.

Happy Mother's Day!


Anonymous said...

Hi Karin, Thank you for sharing these heart-warming photos of your Mom. Wishing you a blessed Mother's Day weekend.

Mari said...

What a nice tribute to your Mom. I loved the pictures. You were blessed to have a wonderful Mom, who taught you well and left you will great memories. The best thing is the knowledge that you will see her again.

Karen said...

Beautiful tribute and lovely pictures...I started following your blog right after your mom passed away...the sharing you did about her really touched my heart....

Marlene said...

The first Mother's Day without your mom is the hardest. This is my 6th Mother's Day without my mom and I miss her so much. Thanks for sharing your memories of your mom. Wonderful to have a praying Christian mom. We have such a heritage!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a beautiful tribute to your Mom.

Glenda said...

I would like to have known her! I'm sure she touched the lives of countless folks. And in heaven now, she is able to see the extent of her influence.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Ginny said...

Wonderful pictures of your mom, she looks so full of joy in all of them. She was a beautiful lady.

Sandy said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful Mom! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Mother's Day, Karin!

NCmountainwoman said...

Moving and beautiful tribute to your mom.

ellen b. said...

I love that her favorite meal was KFC. Lovely memories. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Marsha Young@Spots and Wrinkles said...

Your mother was a very special person. My own mom passed away just a year ago and I value all that she was and all that she taught me.

Blessings to you. Marsha

Anneliese said...

How the year has flown. Your mom's birthday is the same day as mine.

Anneliese said...

I am just coming back because I know my comments from yesterday are gone.. I wanted to tell you that I share your mom's birthday.

Ann said...

Your mum lived a long and meaningful life.