I was telling my hubby about the sweet comments I received to the post I shared remembering my mom and her death and he thought I should 'finish' the story by sharing with you another one of the treasures I have. (besides the memories)
I have a letter from her! It was such a surprise blessing! My dad gave it to me when I was 21. For years I thought that she and I had similar handwriting which I thought was neat, but I later found out she wasn't able to write anymore at that time. She'd dictated it to her sister. Here's what it says:
My Dear Becky,
I love you so much. You mean so much to me. You have been the best little girl in the whole world. I don't know how to write it all down on paper how I feel about you. It hurts me to leave you like this, you are so young. But there are some things in this life that we don't have any control over. And Becky, I believe with all my soul that I am going to meet the Lord. And I believe that is worth anything in the whole world. It's my hope and prayer is that you live (as) faithfully to the Lord as possible, so we can all be together again some day. And Becky you have a good daddy and he loves you very much, and you have Jenny too. There are so many people in your life. Stay close to the ones that love you, take their help, and listen to their advice. Please never forget me. You have been a joy to my heart. Remember all the fun and good times we have had together. Never forget our vacation to Big Basin.
I love you so very much.
I can't imagine how hard that must have been to write!
It is one of my dearest treasures and is matted, framed and hangs in our bedroom. : )