Mom holding me; Panama, 1980

Dad, me, and Mom; Shorter College graduation, 2001
Dad, me, and Mom; Rome First United Methodist, 2001

Mom & Dad; Midway, Georgia 2004?
Mom holding Jonas; Davie Florida, 2006
Mom holding Susannah; Elsmere Kentucky, 2009

Mom holding Abigail; Owensboro Kentucky, 2011
Today was my mama’s last day on this earth. When I spoke to Dad this morning, I told him she would like these numbers (1-11-12 has a certain ‘ring’ to it, and she was always big on stuff like that for important dates. She loved the fact, for example, that there’s a multiplication fact in Jonas’ birthdate 2-3-06). I called him again a little after Noon, my time, and he said her breathing had changed in the past hour and he really thought it would be very soon. We spoke for about 40 minutes, and he called me back at 1:22 my time to say that she was gone. He has posted the visitation & funeral details on his blog; Chris and the kids and I will be attending just the services in Thomasville. Neither dad nor mom wanted us to put the kids through two services plus the extra travel across the state, so that’s what we’ll do.

Update 1/12/12: Mom’s obituary is published here.

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Michelle, a white woman with brown hair, faces the camera with a smile. She wears glasses with clear frames and a shirt that says, "Those Goals Look Good On You."


I write about my faith, family, organization, and adventures in fiction writing. My blog is where I share a glimpse of my life, and I hope you’ll find the thoughts here encouraging!






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