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Tribute to my Beloved Mom: Mother's Day 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Margaret Irene (Dawe) Raynor July 19,1922-November 6, 2001 My beloved Mother passed away into the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ on November 6, 2001 13 years ago, seems like yesterday. I thank my God for a Mother that I had in this beloved woman. She was a treasure, a gem of a person. Everything I am today is a result of the values and high morals my mother taught me.

My Mom always put her family first, she was always there for me. She always had a listening ear and was always ready with a word of encouragement and always a hug and a kiss. I thank God I grew up in a loving nurturing home. I can truly thank my mom and my grandparents for raising me up in such an amazing environment. My beloved mom grew up in the 20's and 30's in tough times but in a loving nurturing home.

My grandparents were hard working and raised their 4 daughters to be the same. They instilled good morals and strong Christian values in their daughter's lives. Mom was the second oldest of 4 girls... My Mom was a hard worker, working all her life from age 18. She retired as Medical Staff Secretary for the Hamilton Civic Hospitals in 1986 at age 64.

As a young person my Mom went to Church, taught Sunday School and was lovingly nurtured and taught not only by her parents but her grandmother who was a women of faith. Mom told me she often when visiting Nana would wake up in the wee hours of the morning hearing her grandma interceding in prayer on behalf of her family. It would be years later that her prayers would be answered for her children, grandchildren and me her great-granddaughter.

Unfortunately through the years my Mom strayed away from God but maintained her strong Christian values and morals. It was around the time when Mom was diagnosed with colon cancer that she became receptive to the things of God. I remember the conversations, notes and cards I wrote Mom, even one of my close friend's wrote a card with her personal testimony enclosed.

It was that witness that saw my Mom the day before of her death on November 5, 2001 make her peace with God. I spent the whole day with her and at 11:00pm my Mom became alert and told all the family who were at her bedside it was time to go home. She wouldn't take no for an answer, she hugged and kissed us all and reluctantly we left.

It was the following morning as I was preparing to return to the hospital that I received a call that my beloved Mom had passed away during the wee hours of the morning of November 6, 2001. As hard as it was to let my Mom go I knew she was in a better place, with no more pain, no more tears, she was free at last.

Today 13 years later I know my Mom is in the presence of Jesus and one day when my life is complete I will be re-united with my precious Mom, that is the hope I have as a believer, Thank you Jesus...

I am leaving 2 photo's of my dear Mom. The 1st picture was taken when she celebrated her 75th birthday, and the 2nd picture is of Mom skiing in 1944, one of her favorite sports.

Yes, I love my precious Mom and I miss her dearly... Happy Mother's Day, Mom, you will always remain the "Best Mom" in my eyes...

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