A Tribute

I buried my 97 year old Mother today.  400 people packed into the small Church she attended for the visitation and service.

Over at Nate’s Blog, much has been discussed about the negative aspects of religion.  I tend to agree with many of the comments over there.  As with most things, there are exceptions to every rule.

My Mother lived her faith.  She showed love to every one she met.  She walked her talk. Judging others was not part of her character.  People in her small farming community feel she set the bar for how to treat your fellow man.

Was today’s service about religion ?  Not really.  It was about a person who sensibly took the good parts of her religion and lived them to the best of her ability. .  What they did see was how a person with deep religious convictions could live an exemplary  life that people from any faith or no faith at all could aspire to.

You will be sorely missed Mom.  I love you !

 

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  1. Sorry for your loss.

    And I’m glad to hear that they made the service about your mom, not so much the religion.

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  2. Charity

    I’m sorry about you losing your mother. I know you really loved her. You always spoke highly of her. I have no clue as to the kind of heartache you’re experiencing. I will tell you that you are well respected. We all want the best for you. You are in my thoughts. Sympathy, love and peace to you and all who knew her. I’m so sorry that such a sweet, tenderhearted human is no longer with us. We are aching for more like her on this earth.

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  3. My deepest condolences, Ken. Thank you for sharing such a personal post with us. It was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful human being.

    *hug*

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  4. I am very sorry for your loss.

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  5. Hey Ken. What a beautiful tribute. Sounds like she was a wonderful woman. Her traits are passed on and lived through you.

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  6. Ken,

    I’m betting it was a lovely service and a wonderful tribute to the great person your mother was. It’s good that she got so many years to be an excellent mentor. It sounds like she will be greatly missed.

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  7. Brother Ken. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family. -kia

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  8. Thanks KIA !

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  9. Ken, I’m sorry to hear this. 97, quite an innings, and from what you’ve written here, she sounds like a true champion.

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  10. Thank you John !

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  11. I’m sorry for your loss.

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  12. My condolences to you on the sad loss of your dear mom. She sounds to have been a lot like my mom who dies at 90 last September. My mom also lived her faith and was not judgemental of anyone. We are both so privileged to have had such exemplary women as our mothers. Hugs to you.

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