Friday, November 22, 2013

THE GIFT OF GOD..



FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY, MANY YEARS
I WENT TO A CEMETERY IN TACOMA
 WITH MY SISTER, BETTY.
 I WAS HEAVILY AROUND AND ABOUT 
IN THE NORTHWEST IN JULY, 2013, AND 
THIS WAS A VERY UNUSUAL AND SPECIAL TIME.

I HAD READ SOME OF THE EXTRA INFO CONNECTED TO MOM AFTER SHE DIED, JANUARY, 2011. ONE PIECE I WAS HANDED IN APRIL, 2011, DURING A VISIT, I HAD READ THAT WHEN RUTH HAD DIED HER DAD WANTED
 TO ADOPT ANOTHER GIRL.

[I HAD HEARD ABOUT RUTH SINCE I WAS A KID, BUT DIFFERENT INFO WAS GIVEN TO ME THEN.  I THOUGHT SHE AND MOM HAD LIVED TOGETHER FOR A FEW YEARS UNTIL RUTH DIED AND THE DAD DIED IN 1928.  NOW TOLD THAT WAS NOT TRUE.]

MY MOM, MIRACULOUSLY, WAS ADOPTED 
AT HER BIRTH IN JULY, 1920. SADLY, HER DAD HAD DIED WHEN SHE WAS 8 YEARS OLD.  HER REALLY, TRULY
 LOVING PARENT WAS GONE THEN.

ONE OF MY HEART DESIRES IS TO MEET RUTH WHEN I'M IN HEAVEN.  I WON'T BE A YOUNG 'UN WHEN I GET THERE, BECAUSE I'M AN OLD 'UN.
BUT SHE WENT TO HEAVEN WHEN SHE WAS
 ONLY 5-2/3 YEARS OLD.

I'M TRULY LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING
 MY AUNT RUTH,
NOT THROUGH THE GENETIC WAY, BUT THROUGH THE FAMILY- CARING WAY THAT BROUGHT 
MOM TO THEIR LIFE, 
AND AS CRAZY AS SOME THINGS TOOK PLACE CONNECTED TO THAT FAMILY DURING MOM'S YEARS,
 IT'S PROOF AFTER PROOF AFTER PROOF THAT
GOD       IS      BIGGER.


3 comments:

elizabeth said...

What a day that will be, as the song goes!

sonyamacdesigns said...

And that is more than enough to be Thankful for every single day!

Mia De Vries said...

Dear Joanne
My birth mother died when I was three years old and I can only remember one or two things about her. I also CANNOT wait to meet her one day when I go home. My Dad passed away 10 years ago and it makes me happy that they are both waiting for me to join them to honor and glorify our King.
Blessings XX
Mia