My Darling Mum

My darling mum who is 91 has been unwell lately. Dad  has been her full time devoted carer for so long, but can’t cope single handed anymore. So Penny (my twin) and I have been taking turns staying the night with them. I was up there last night. What a beautiful time I had with them! Mum is so patient and loving, even though she’s in pain with ulcers on her legs. I only hope I’m like her when I’m old and needing care!!!

Mum with me. 🙂 She has cared for me for so many years – my turn now!

I tucked her into bed last night, and must confess I stood by the door and eavesdropped for a few moments because I heard them begin to pray for each other. It was so beautiful. So tender. What a testimony. In a few weeks they will celebrate 70 years of marriage. Wow. What an inspiring example to us younger ones. But even their marriage, which is right up there in my books, has been built. It didn’t just happen. It’s taken years of communication, forgiveness and commitment. They’ve navigated some rocky roads and difficult times.  They’ve called out to God for his help. And they’ve tried to live their lives in a way that pleases him. The result? A beautiful marriage that is like a well of sparkling clean water in a dry and thirsty world.

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6 responses to “My Darling Mum”:

  1. Beautiful. And so inspiring! We are coming up 11 yrs….70 = Wow!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. So sorry to hear your mum is suffering Rosie, our thoughts and prayers are with her, and yourself too. God bless, the Crosses

  3. beautiful words of love ,beautifully written rosie.Maybe u will write a poetry book one day.Thinking of ur mum n dad,anne

  4. This note is from Ruth: Rosie, thoughts of your love for your parents, and of their tender love for one another, stirs me to tears. Your description of their beautiful lives will be added to your Mum’s writings that I have. Thank you for including the photo of your Mum with you as a baby. with love, Ruth

  5. Lovely.

  6. Dear Rosie,
    What a wonderful and inspiring testimony your parents marriage is! Thank you for sharing it. A Godly marriage is such a beautiful thing to behold!
    Keeping you and your precious family in our prayers, Love Hope

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