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Dawn
May 6

Memories

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As Mother's Day (5/12) quickly approaches I cant help but think back to Sunday, May 12, 2013, when I had to call 911 for my Mom. She came down with a case of food poisoning the Wednesday before Mother's Day which kicked pneumonia into high gear and rejection of her lung. For 5 long weeks she was in the hospital before God called her home on June 19th with my Dad by her side. I know my Mom would want me to stay strong and keep looking forward. During times like this I do think back on the memory of my Mom and remember Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 A Time for Everything 3 There is a time for everything,     and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2     a time to be born and a time to die,     a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3     a time to kill and a time to heal,     a time to tear down and a time to build, 4     a time to weep and a time to laugh,     a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,     a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6     a time to search and a time to give up,     a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7     a time to tear and a time to mend,     a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8     a time to love and a time to hate,     a time for war and a time for peace I know there is a time and season for everything. One day I will be back with my Mom. She is health, whole, pain free and with all the loved ones who have gone before us. Helping God prepare a place for not only Me, but all of us.

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