- 95 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 27, 1914
- Place of birth:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 5, 2010
- Place of passing:
Pasadena, Maryland, United States
|Let the memory of Mary be with us forever|
"My Dearest Gran, although I talk with you each day, and have had some great times with you in my dreams; it's not the same as our true conversations that we've shared with the real, physical hugs and hand holding we've felt. I miss all of those times more than anything in my life. I tell Brandon all of the time that "if I could be half the grandmother as Gran, I'll be happy." I know you're watching over us and pretty sure you're pleased. Keelynn and I are like you and me. Different generation... same kind of doting love ... I will always be grateful to you for showing me your kind of love. Thank you, miss you... until we talk again... you are engraved in my heart as well as all you've touched. I love you!"
"The weather is misty this morning with rain the rest of the day , so I went to the cemetery yesterday. Three out of the four graves didn't have any flowers and yours was one of them. I get so upset when your flowers are gone ! We did have some strong wind a few weeks ago, with a lot of damage. So I guess that could be the reason the cemetery was bare. ( Or it could have been the farmers dog again. )...Mom, I miss you so very much !! It's really not getting any easier. I feel like my reasons for living are all in the ground. The only thing that keeps me going, is knowing that you will be waiting for me. Please don't forget your promise to be there when our Lord calls me home. Oh, what a happy day that will be ! Until then, I'll be missing the BEST MOTHER in the world every minute of every day.... Happy Birthday in heaven, MOM"
"3:30 a.m.Seven years since you went home with our Lord... I MISS YOU SO MUCH !! I packed up and put away the little 3 ft. fiber optic Christmas tree you gave me. If you hadn't given it to me, I wouldn't have had a tree this year. I just don't feel like decorating a tree anymore, but I feel you with me when I put our little tree up...I'm glad you're happy in heaven, and you don't miss me...like I miss you. My only hope is in our Lord and because of him.. WE WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN !"
"Dear Marty, My thoughts and prayers are with you always for God to comfort your heart and soul over the loss of your Mother. You and your Mom had a unique relationship. You were indeed the best daughter a Mother could hope to have and I know how much she loved you. Peace be with you. Your friend forever, Rose"
"Easter fell on your birthday this year. I hope your enjoying it with Jesus and all your other loved ones. I got upset at the cemetery today because the church never removes flowers from the graves, but except for a few bunches that was thrown carelessly around ....all the flowers were gone.... ( That's the first time in 23 years that this has happened.) I know it was the dog from the farm next door, because the little girl that lives there told me last summer. She said her dog does that all the time and they have to keep him tied up. I hope you weren't without flowers too long. On Mothers Day if your birthday flowers are gone, I'm going to tell the church about it. I don't like seeing your vase empty. People will think that no-one cares ! ...But I know,... you know how much you are loved and missed. And as long as I'm able, I will never stop bringing you flowers !..... Mom, I love and miss you soooo very much !"
"Dear Gran AKA Gammy, I can not believe 6 years have passed since we passed You back to our Lord. I often wonder what You are thinking looking down on us, and thankfully, I feel You with me sometimes. Thank You for showing me genuine love during my life. Without that, I wouldnt be the mother I am today. Though I am not perfect, I atleast have a high bar to aim for while mothering...thanks to You. Please know, I love You so so much and I will always keep you alive in not only my heart but my kids heart! God willing, please keep watch over Aunt Maw Maw, Uncle Jim, Taylor, Lane and I. And please comfort Maw Maw for She misses You more than You could know. She breaks my heart when She says She wants to go home to our Lord to see You. She doesn't understand how much the kids and I need Her! God willing, keep her safe so the kids and I have her for many many more years! She is just like You Gran! Boy have I been blessed. I love You...may God keep You and bless You always, xoxxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo"
"Six years doesn't seem that long, but it's an eternity when you've lost your mother's love. ( And it's not getting any easier as time goes on. ) You were my biggest cheerleader, and my heart is totally broken (only to mend on the happy day when we're together again ..... I really shouldn't be doing this, because today my other eye was operated on and the patch and gauze is getting wet. I just love and miss you so very much !!! xoxoxo"
"Jim drove me to the cemetery today, because I had cataract surgery on the 24th..( but you already know that, because I felt you there with me.. ) In 2 1/2 hrs. at 4:15 a.m., you would have been 101 yrs. old. On the day you were born, God had already picked you to be my mother. How blessed I was, to have such a wonderful Mom. For that reason alone, I know I'm loved so very much by our Heavenly Father. And I thank him every night, for the gift of your love ! I hope you're enjoying this day in heaven with our Lord Jesus and all your loved ones...especially Junior, Jimmy, Carleen, Bucky, Buzz and Dickie.....
And one day I'll be there too !! My love for you is eternal and I'll miss you until we're together again.... HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY, MOM !!!"
"4:30 am. 1-5-15... Exactly 5 years since you took your last breath on earth... ( That was the worse day of my life. ) But, I know it was your best day. After all,... you were greeted by Jesus and all your loved ones. What a happy day that was for all of you.
I miss you all the time and I'll love you forever.... R.I.P. Mom, .... Until we're together again."
"Happy 100th birthday Gammy! I can not believe it has been over 4 years since you had gone to our Father in heaven above. I feel you with me all the time...especially when I feel proud of my mothering of my children (as though you are patting me on my back) and also, when I am not so proud of my mothering ( as though you are saying pick yourself up, forgive yourself and do better!) . Every mother wants their daughter to say that they want to be just like them, but I am proud to say that Dalanie Erin proclaims she wants to be just like "You"! I try to keep you alive by saying things you'd always say, such as " one, two, three and now it is all done ". You were referring to house chores. I am proud to say, I do believe I take after You in how much I love my children! Though, it is getting complicated raising teenagers, I can honestly say from the time they were born, I never needed nor wanted what people refer to as " a break"! I was so in love with being a Mom and I was alone 99% of the time due to Bobby working all the time. And God bless him for giving me that gift...to be home with them. And so I am just like you in that regard. In that same breath though I regretfully admit I am not as pure as you, but then, is anyone? I will however, continue to try to be as good as you. I thank you for being that role model for life that I can pull from and my daughter can pull from as well. It saddens me that my kids did not get to have you in their life as the other kids of my siblings, but I will forever be thankful for the time they and I had with You and the captured memories I will carry with me always. I (we) LOVE and MISS YOU so very much! May our Lord always keep You with Him where You truly belong! xoxoxxoxoxxoxox"
"My heart goes out to you today Marty. I know how much you miss your mom. I pray that God will comfort your heart at all times over the loss of your mom. We will see our loved one's again- this I know to be true. I am always here to talk to or to lean on. God Bless you with peace in your heart. Your friend - Rose"
"This tribute is from Pam, Marty. I really thought your mom was the sweetest person, and I know your heart aches from missing her, but you will see her again someday! God is Good!"
"Another year without you. My heart aches, because I can't hold you any more !!!! It seems like 40 years instead of 4, since my last hug from you. I feel so alone without my Dear,Sweet Mom. You were the BEST mother in the whole wide world, and I thank God every night, for choosing you to be my Mom..... Oh, what a happy day it will be, when the Lord takes me home, and we will be together forever !"
"This mother / daughter relationship was the most loving relationship I have ever witnessed in my life. I would have given anything to have had a relationship with my mother like these two people had."
"I went to the cemetery today... I miss you so very much ! It hasn't gotten any easier...I miss you every hour of every day, and sometimes more ! I had the BEST, most wonderful mother in the world and I miss your love...I miss being able to hug your soft body...Please don't forget your promise, to be there when the lord takes me home. I want to be with you forever !! Your baby, always !!"
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