These are not the best shots, but they are from my last contact with Mum. Calling is pretty much impossible now; but with the Internet, we can at least see one another. (I was the happy wanderer who moved so far away!) These are photos taken off Skype. There was a lot of distraction in the room, but she was obviously enjoying the company.
These are hard days for her since her mind and body are both failing. But when I think of Mum, endurance is really a good term to apply. Her love and dedication for my dad, now gone, and her kids and grandkids have never failed. She has loved us all consistently and prayed us out of more scrapes than we probably will ever know.
But when I think of her even in these twilight days, I think of her enduring faith. She has been a solid Jesus-follower for the majority of her life and will deserve the “well done good and faithful servant” when it is over.
Love you, Mama.