I would like to introduce you to a
very special lady in my life.
This is my Aunt Bobbie.
She is my mom's older sister.
Aunt Bobbie is 90 years old and
doesn't look a day over 70.
She has lived a very tragic life but
you would never know it.
She is happy, content, loves life,
most of all she loves the Lord.
She lost her daughter in a
plane crash, 45 years ago.
Then she lost her husband,
17 years ago, she lost her son in a car crash.
That was her whole family.
After her daughter died,
my Aunt Bobbie became a Christian.
She has always turned to Jesus for strength.
This made such an impact on me as a teenager.
For 42 years she has been a BSF leader,
and just recently stepped down.
Now just a "student" in BSF!
She gets on her knees everyday and prays,
for strength and guidance.
Then she prays for the people in her life.
Aunt Bobbie has lived in her condo
for 32 years.
She walks up and down her stairs
without any problems, fixes meals and entertains.
But she has now decided to move!
Her grandson, who she loves dearly,
is building a special room in his home.
I couldn't be happier!
Aunt Bobbie has told me many times,
how she loves each and
every room in her home.
And how she is going to miss them.
So I came up with an idea,
on my next trip over,
I'd take pictures for her.
I told her she could have these pictures, for memories
and share them with others,
after she moves.
She LOVED the idea!
Well, Tom and I just got back from the Seattle area.
We were able to see family and friends, but we had to get back home.
Our 7th grandchild is due at the end of May.
It was a perfect time for Aunt Bobbie and I to visit and
relive all her memories of living in her condo.
Which lead to a lot of interesting stories.
What fun we had!
As we went around to each room in her home,
I snapped pictures.
She thought I'd be taking about 10 pictures.
Well, I ended up taking more than 60.
She was amazed at the digital process,
asking, 'what happened to Kodak?'
I got to work right away,
on creating a picture album for her.
She has pictures of everything,
even pictures of pictures!
Before we left for home, Tom and I stopped
by to drop off her album.
Tears were falling down
her cheeks as she read my
Mother's Day card to her.
Then she opened the album.
She was so delighted, turning each page and
talking about each picture.
Aunt Bobbie is like a mother to me.
In fact we often talk about that.
When my first cousin died,
all those years ago,
I knew that I was going to be significant to her,
just as she has been to
Happy Mother's Day
I Love You!!
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things,"
1 Corinthians 13:7