Friday, April 22, 2011

Resting In Heaven.............

March 23, 1997
40th Wedding Anniversary Celebration
Five years ago this week (the 20th, to be exact) Momma went home to be with Jesus.  In so many ways it seems like so much longer, yet it sometimes hurts just as badly as if it had been just yesterday.  We miss you Momma, we always will, and we love you.  You were the glue that held us all together.  Thank you for giving us the roots to be a family and the wings to be individuals.  There was never, and will never be, another like you!

Our Family
March 23, 1997
Back (L-R) Terry Chandler, Momma, Ricky Watkins, Daddy, Dwade Howell
Middle (L-R) Katie Watkins, Me, Charlotte Watkins, Debra Howell, Adam Howell
Jacob, Caleb and Jared Watkins

Daddy & Momma
March 23, 1997

Who can find a virtuous and capable wife?
She is more precious than rubies.
Her husband can trust her,
and she will greatly enrich his life.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life....
Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her:
“There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”.....
Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.

Proverbs 31:  10-12, 28-30   (NLT)


Samantha said...

Diane, What a wonderful tribute to Precious Aunt Thelma. She was such a gentle,humble true Christian lady.
So enjoyed the pictures and just remembering...Praying for you and Van today.
Love you, have a blessed Easter.

Trish said...

What a blessing to have such a precious Momma...I love the photo's of your wonderful family. Happy Easter Dear Sister!
Big Hugs!

Janiece said...

What a wonderful tribute your your "momma".

thank you for sharing.