|Grandma Grubb and Mom|
|Mom at her home last Christmas|
|Austin, Will, Mom, Chuck, Jennifer, and David last Christmas|
|Chuck, Chris, Drake, Doug, with Mom at Drake and Amanda's Wedding|
Long before Mom became ill with Pulmonary Fibrosis, she was a woman of great character and strength. She helped care for her sister, our Aunt Francis, until she passed; she took care of her Mother until she passed; she cared for our father until he passed; and she was always, always there for us kids and our families.
I heard her talk often of her concern for us, but I rarely if ever heard her complain. Even during the last 7 years of her life when breathing became a labor and drained her of strength, she never complained. Mom always apologized that I had to do for her and even though I told her often that she was not a burden and that I loved doing for her, she never seemed to grasp that nor what a tremendous blessing it was for me to be her caregiver.
Through everything, our precious Mother lived it all with Grace and Dignity. And I am most blessed to have had the privilege of being her daughter.
Shared in love,