Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

She was a mother to many, including “Oma” to our grandchildren, “Grandma” to our kids, friend and mother-in-law to me, and aunt and then beloved stepmom to my husband.  She loved us, always welcomed us with a loving smile (whether in person or by Skype), was interested in our lives, and prayed for us.

Jean holding Cadence2

On her way to the hospital a few days before her death, in the midst of excruciating pain, her concern was that someone would send us her wishes for a happy anniversary!  That’s how she was. Caring, attentive, patient. Fun, faithful and friendly.  And she loved God in whose presence she is now delighting.

And now we are becoming the “older” generation–the models, the care-ers, the anchors, and the pray-ers for our family.  All that we looked to our parents for is increasingly being transferred to our shoulders.  We are blessed to have godly patterns such as Jean and our other parents, as we carry on by His grace.


Comments on: "Tribute to a Remarkable Lady" (7)

  1. Mary and Bill said:

    Our sympathies to all the family. I felt a special sense of loss hearing of Jean’s death. She reached out to us and included us in her letters and pictures, and always was so loving, caring and cheerful….interested in each person in the family and was a prayer warrior. She will be remembered as a great woman of love and prayer. May you all receive the comfort of the Holy Spirit as you grieve her dear presence with you. We will miss her.

  2. You’ve written a beautiful tribute to our dear mother-in-law, capturing her special character perfectly. She leaves a big hole for us to fill. We wish you and Ron could be here with us in person, but we will feel your hearts and prayers as we gather on Monday.

  3. Pat Emery said:

    Donna, What a fitting tribute to Jean. She was a remarkable woman who has been and will be a great role model in her love for the Lord and gracious spirit, for many including me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

  4. barbara r said:

    I’m sorry for your loss here on earth, Donna and Ron, but rejoicing for Jean as she sees Jesus face to face!

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