Who’s Your Mommy?

My mother served as a nurse her entire life. She worked in an emergency ward in the inner city on the graveyard shift when I was young. She moved to a local health clinic to be a nurse for one of the General practitioners in town when I was a young teenager. That job lasted until after I was married. She finished her career working the critical care building at A Developmental Center a few towns over from our home.

Mom has always been a hard worker, with a firm but kind manner and an extremely sharp wit. Here she is at my daughter’s wedding a few years ago sitting with my son Joe.

These days mom lives with me, my sister and my oldest daughter at the Vicarage which has been our family home for something like forty-five years. She has created quite a legacy to leave to the world.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY MOM!

GRANDDAUGHTER REV. AMANDA LILLIE
GRANDSON JOE AND GRAND DAUGHTER IN LAW JOSEPH LILLIE AND KRISTINE BARRAMEDA LILLIE

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GRAND DAUGHTER MELANIE FRANKLIN GRANDSON IN-LAW JAMES FRANKLIN AND GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER DANIELLA BROOKE FRANKLIN
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DAUGHTER REV. BRENDA J. LILLIE
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SON REV. J. LILLIE

2 thoughts on “Who’s Your Mommy?

  1. What a beautiful family!! Thank you for sharing them with everyone today! I had an idea for a post regarding the ‘inter-generational’ (I think that’s the term) family who lives together. I happen to think, the older I become, that it’s a great idea! Support and love available from your nearest. Your family has obviously accomplished that with grace and care! Also the spirituality that abounds? Wonderful to see!

    • Thank you! We have learned that the key to this success is having private space for each of us. Of all of us my mother has the least private space as she refuses to be anywhere other than the living room. That said, we each have offices and rooms where we can go when the world becomes too much for us…and it does. There is also lots of prayer going on which keeps us centered.

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