Barb Davis, my Mom in Love, went home to be with Jesus this past week. She spent Mother's Day in heaven! She has been a valuable asset in many lives, mine included, and she is greatly missed. I have been absent from here in my sorrow, please forgive me.
Barb was a "get 'er dun" kinda gal. Where I may struggle with something I've made being not quite perfect, she would say "Keep going, learn from it for next time." She was industrious, creative, busy, ... constantly doing.
At 80, she had a part in sewing on my dd Lydia's wedding gown, and serving at the reception! She kept me challenged with my quilting, but she was so accomplished at any kind of sewing. When I was in my senior year of high school, she was our home ec. sewing instructor. She made matching gym bags for the basketball team that year from red, white and blue vinyl. I helped her make the cheerleader outfits. I kid you not, the only thing she wore at the time that she did not sew for herself was her nylon stockings-!! Truthfully, my own dear mom was who had taught me to sew and I was making garments proficiently by that age, so Barb would have me assist in the class, and I loved it. I found out later that she had pointed me out to Larry way back when (Larry and I began dating just before that year).
She carried a crochet hook and thread with her wherever she went, making huge wall hangings with fillet crochet. We have a piano topper custom made by her, plus a crocheted bedspread and numerous doilies. In her last years she was legally blind, but she made yarn rugs and several of them are in my home.
She was funny, spunky, feisty, outspoken, willing to pitch in where needed. She and Papa were faithful to each other, their kids and grandkids, and to the Lord. She served in church where needed, too, and her children are good people. Many of us are laymen in our churches, or are serving in the ministry today.
I've already said more than I was going to, but do you get the feeling there could be more to tell? Yes, there is.
This is what came to mind this week, so I'll close with this song.
"And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee." Psalm 9:10