My Mother, Edith Hagen, passed away on February 17th.
Photo: Larry (Father), Johnathan, RuthAnna, Amy, Deborah, and Edith (Mother).
As I think of my Mother, there are many things that I appreciate about her.
My Mother was a Lady
The first thing that comes to my mind is that my mother was a lady. In this day, I think we have forgotten what it means to be a lady, both in word and deed. My mother never used a bad word, not even the word “stupid”. I don’t ever remember her calling anyone a name. She listened a lot. She did not always have to be the one talking, but rather she chose to listen to others. She was kind and considerate.
My Mother Encouraged Me
Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. My mom even made me a nurse outfit when I was five. Around 12, I decided that I wanted to be a doctor instead, and she encouraged me in that. Then I went into alternative health, and she still encouraged me. I also enjoyed art, and she helped me in that area with getting courses for me to take. Without my mother’s encouragement, I may not have accomplished what I have.
In many ways, my mother was my role model. She was a home-maker and industrious in all she did. She baked bread, canned much produce, cooked, and cleaned as well as taught us school. She was always there when we needed her to help us when sick or hurt. She was diligent and hard-working. She rarely complained and made the most of whatever situation we were in.
Sayings from My Mother
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”
“It’s OK to make mistakes, mistakes are what we learn from.”
“Don’t waste anything.”
“Do your best.”
My Mother’s Values
My mother’s core values came from the Bible, and this she taught to us regularly by word and example. I am truly thankful for the dear mother God gave to me, and I will miss her much, but hope to see her again in Heaven.
“Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”
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Amy Willis M.H.