MommaOn this Memorial Day, I couldn’t help but think about my Momma.  Of course I always think of our soldiers and what they gave for our country, but this memorial day was different for me, I stepped back in time and thought about the precious lady that gave me life.  I thought about her laughter and giggles.  The sweetest thing she was.  She was shy, and unassuming, but would do anything for anybody.  She was a helper Bee.  She was pretty much perfect in my eyes.  She was a concert pianist and once played in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. My grandparents who were from Scandinavia were determined to make her a piano super star forced her to take many lessons for years and made her practice up to 6 hours a day.   The results were tremendous but she was very humble about the whole thing and rarely  talked about it.  Her favorite thing to do was to play by ear, she was great doing the boogie woogie. I loved my Momma and so did my brother.  I lost my Momma when I was 19 years old.  Nearly lost my whole family in one quick moment of time.   While taking my brother and his friends on a swimming party for his birthday, they were hit head on by a drunk driver going 120 miles per hour.  I will never forget that morning when Momma came in to wake me up.  Wanted me to go with them.  I was to tired and decided to stay home.  Had I gone I would have been in the middle seat and surely would have had the same fate as my mom.  My brother and his friends were in the back of the pickup and were thrown out and all very injured, my brother being the worst.  My dad was also very badly injured.  It was a very horrible day in our lives and one that The Accident 1963 001you  never can imagine happening.  This photo is the truck in which they were riding.   All of this to say:  The heartache was so horrible, I had a really hard time induring it all.  But what helped me most is that I knew my mom knew Jesus, and I cried out to the Jesus she knew for comfort.  I later came to know him myself.   Because I know my Momma knew Jesus I know she is there now with Him, and I can’t wait to see her again.  What a hope we have.  This life can give us some pretty tough times, but with the Lord we press on and will make it to the end of our journey, keeping our eyes on the Lord.  Thank you Lord for my Momma who was such a great example for me in the 19 years I had her.

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My desire is to share my photography, to honor the Lord, and send out His word to all who might read. My photo's will include a scripture,and I write a devotional for each entry. The very least that I can do for our precious Lord Jesus. I am a wife to Jerry, my wonderful husband. We have 5 children, and 7 granchildren.

3 thoughts on “Momma”

  1. Darlene, Now I know where you get your beauty! Sad and inspiring story, but I also missed my mom this memorial day. We will all be together in Heaven and it is indeed a joy to have that kind of hope!


  2. What a beautiful tribute to your mom! In just 19 years how wonderful her influence was!!! I can’t wait to meet her in heaven! 🙂


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