My friend Terri always reminds that my mom now has another birthday; the day she graduated from this earth and went to Heaven. That comforts me because ...I know I'll see her again.
This photo was taken in Norway. My mom and dad loved to visit Norway as this is where all of their relatives originated from.
She loved her Norwegian cousins and enjoyed spending time with them.She loved to do needlepoint, knitting and crocheting. She was always doing something with her hands. I didn't inherit this from her.
She loved to ride horses. When my dad and she were dating, they used to go horse back riding. I had the opportunity to take lessons with her many years ago.
This photo shows off two of my mom's talents. She was first of all ...a clown, alway joking. And second of all, she was an excellent piano player. She played by ear and could listen to a song and then sit down and play it. I took lessons as a kid but was never very good at it.
One of her favorite roles was that of Grandma
She loved to dance, especially those Norwegian folk dances!
Mom loved to walk the beach. Here she is with my sister Christine on Clearwater Beach, Florida.
I've been blessed with a wonderful mother and for that I'm so grateful. She loved the Lord and that love ...overflowed to all the people in her life.
Thank you Mom!