March 11, 1925 ~ November 19, 2007
A proverb 31 woman
A faithful woman, you sought Godâ€™s will, with all your heart your mind and your soul
As a wife: you respected your husband. You did well all the days of your life; you were trustworthy.
As a mother: You nurtured your children with the love of Christ, disciplined them with care and wisdom, and trained and taught them the ways of the Lord
A bondservant of the Lord: You served your husband, your family, your friends, and your neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit.
You were the mother above all mothers
You put everyone before you
Each night you were on your knees
Praying for each one of your children, for your friends and the world
Each day tending a hand to those in need
You did not have much, but you were always willing to give
You fed the hungry, and gave shelter to the homeless
You were a mother to the orphan, and the block mom for working moms
You did not ask anything in return, and as a friend you had no equal
You were a true sister of the order of St. Francis
You were an instrument of peace,
Where there was hatred, you sowed love;
Where there was injury, you brought pardon;
Where there was doubt, you brought faith;
Where there was despair, you brought hope;
Where there was darkness, you brought light;
Where there was sadness, you brought joy;
You did not seek to be consoled but instead you consoled others.
You did not want to be understood but to understand;
you did not seek to be loved, but to love.
For it was in giving that you received;
it was in pardoning that we were pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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