Friday, December 20, 2013

Service to others is what the season is all about.
I need not look too far to find a good example on how to live one's life for the betterment others.
 
A lady who knows how to live life to the fullest retired today (many years after the age norm) from the parochial school where she had worked for some time.
 The very same school that two of her children, eight of her grandchildren and one great-grandchild had attended.
{That alone is pretty special}
She was the schools honorary grandmother to all and prolific story teller to keep everyone entertained.
The entire school and parish community truly love her.
She was honored with  blessings from the Friars,
 the St. Francis of Assisi medal for Service from the Providence
 
kind words from her colleagues
and lots of hugs from the children.
 
 
My mother deserved it all.
Knowing her zest for anything fun, it's going to be quite interesting to see what comes next!
 
 
 


14 comments:

Lynne said...

Ring the bells, ring the bells . . .

I loved this, what a treasure of a mother you have. I don't know her but I am hugging her too! May she enjoy a very Happy Retirement!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, how very sweet. that photo of her getting a hug is precious.

Sue Speechley said...

Well done to your Mum I hope she has a long and happy retirement, looks like she deserves it

Nancy said...

Your mom looks like such a sweet, loving lady. I hope her retirement will be long and happy. :)

Nellie said...

Sending wonderful greetings to your mother! She has had a very long fulfilling and productive career making a difference in many young lives!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

You are so lucky to have such an amazing role model right by your side your whole life. From the second picture, it's evident that the children LOVE her.

genie said...

What a special tribute for such a special lady. You must be so proud of your mom and all she has done for the school. I loved the post. It is lovely. Merry Christmas. genie

Cathy H. said...

Wonderful tribute to a wonderful mom! She's a treasure!

Debbie said...

loved this entry joan!!!

merry christmas joan, enjoy all those little ones!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful! She is a blessing to all who know her and most especially to her family. Merry Christmas my friend! Holiday hugs, Diane

BENScopingau said...

Hi Joan,
aus Schöppingen senden wir die besten Grüße und wünschen Euch allen ein schönes und friedvolles Weihnachtsfest.
In diesem Jahr ist Oma Heti leider nicht bei uns, weil sie seit Anfang Dezember aus gesundheitlichen Gründen in einem Altenpflegeheim ist. Demnächst senden wir weitere Informationen.
Es grüßen herzlich Eure
Annette und Bernd-Elmar

Rosemary Aubut said...

How very special! Great post!

Buttons said...

Oh this is so very special Congratulations to your Mom she is truly a beautiful soul. Hugs B

Lady Lilith said...

Nice photographs. Your family looks like they are having such fun.