A Tribute to Our Mother

Mothers are the most influential people in the world and every mother desires in her heart to do what is best for her child. These are two tenets from my book entitled Faith Feedings…12 principles to nourish your child’s spiritual development. My sister, Debbie, and I know these things first-hand. On February 1, 2017 our mother entered the fullness of her eternal rest in the Lord. We are grateful for God’s grace in her living and in her parting. On the eve of that day I wrote the following in my journal… 

“This new volume of my life in Christ begins with the ending of our Mother’s life on earth. At 1:40pm surrounded by her family Marjorie L. Leeds passed into the presence of the Lord. The mere fact that I believe this wholeheartedly makes the loss palatable and even joyful. But there is great sorrow in our loss. What a fine design of our Heavenly Father to grant us—Debbie and I—such a wise, strong and stalwart mom. She was fierce in her love and support of family; forgiving in her relationships; tireless in her aid to the needy; ever defensive of the underdog and passionately enthusiastic of her sports teams. 

My time of personal caregiving revealed her heart for God and for her beloved. We have all been infinitely more than we could have been because of her presence in our lives. Her legacy is one of faith, perseverance, and excellence in the details of life. Now she rests from her work. Thank you, Mother, for the dogged pursuit of well being in your family and friends. Your model of dedication to marriage and family lives on in the Lord. 

By His grace and mercy alone, Your Daughters” 

Be encouraged, dear ones, and by all means …continue in the grace of God. Acts 13:43 

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