Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Video call snapshot 1 Mother's Day May 2014

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.

Video call snapshot 2

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.

Video call snapshot 3

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.

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

  1. Such a sweet post. Enjoy this contact with her. And go see her! 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    She’s handing down a beautiful legacy of faith. May we all have such an impact on our future generations.

  3. What a perfect post for ‘endurance’…and what a lovely mum. I miss mine terribly- she too endured memory loss and was such a champion throughout.

  4. A superb response to “Endurance” and a lovely tribute to your mama.

  5. A perfect example of Endurance and a lovely and very sweet tribute to your Mom. Visit as soon as you can. My Mom passed away over two years ago..

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