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Sunday, April 12, 2009

What Should Have Been

Good Monday Morning everyone. Today April 13th we should have been celebrating my mom and dad's 57th Anniversary but the Lord had other plans for my dad. You see my daddy went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2008. Mom and dad had a wonderful life together. Dad was a hard working self employed truck driver and mom was a stay at home mom. Together they raised 8 girls and 2 boys. Between me and my siblings, we gave our parents 24 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.

Mom and dad were neighbors. I guess dad couldn't resist mom's beauty and mom couldn't resist dad's charm so eventually they got married. They had their ups and downs throughout their marriage but somehow they always managed to hang on to each other and work their differences out. They raised all of us kids in church and the majority of us are still serving the Lord today with our families. We never did without anything growing up. I wouldn't say we were spoiled children but we all knew how to work mom and dad to get what we wanted. Mom had more of the stern hand and with a few good tears we could have dad eating out of our hand.

Now that daddy is gone, we must all try to carry on and continue to make him proud of us. We all help in taking care of mom seeing to her daily needs. She is a very independent woman but she still likes having us close by.

Daddy I wish you and Momma a Happy Anniversary!

To all my blogging friends, if you still have both your parents living, be sure and give them each a great big hug and tell them how much you love them.

Have a blessed day,


  1. Oh I can relate to this! I lost my father last May and it still hurts so much! Your post was such a beautiful tribute to your parent's love! I'm sure he's looking down on you now and beaming with pride of the life you live!!!

  2. My dad passed away seven years ago this summer, and it was so hard to imagine life without him! Mom has Alzheimer's, so she doesn't miss him; that is the only blessing of that disease! My best wishes to your mom on her special day.

  3. What a beautiful tribute, Amy! I remember very clearly when you lost your dad! I wish your mom many blessings!


  4. Amy what a wonderfully beautiful post.
    Bless you all.