I called her Mom and she was a sweet blessing to my soul.
She has a huge family, and yet, there was always room for my husband and I at family gatherings since she ‘adopted’ us into the fam since we’ve moved into the Chicago area.
She has left behind a legacy of faithfulness to her family, her church family and loved ones.
I loved her stories. She always greeted me with a genuine hug and kiss.
I loved visiting with her weekly when we would go to her home for a Bible Study since she was unable to get out of the house any longer.
Every time I told her “I Love you, Mom”, she would reply with “I Love you More”.
And I knew she meant it.
I loved her testimony of how the Lord delivered her from gin and saved her soul. At 92 years of age, I loved how she would laugh like she was 12 and how her giggling was infectious and fill the room!
Mom Newton’s favorite song was “I can’t even walk without your holding my hand” and she would sing for us on a regular basis. (You can listen here) How I wish I had recorded her singing it on many of our visits with her. Her life spoke volumes and it was evident that the Lord was holding her hand through the journey of life.
Like Mom Newton, we all need the Lord holding our hands through our own personal journey.
She was filled with wisdom, a heart full of love and a desire to serve the Lord
until the very end of her days.
About this Bible Journaling:
I printed out a coloring page of the bare feet, resized it to fit in the margin and traced it in my Bible. I then outlined it with the thin side of my double sided Zig marker. Using cheapie acrylic paings (about 50 cents a bottle) I painted on the sandy brown color to resemble sand and blue to mimic water like in the footprints poem. Lately, I’ve been using a waterbrush instead of a regular brush and just LOVE it. After letting it dry, I sloppily retraced the footstep. I’ve let go of my perfectionist tendencies and learned that a little messiness looks better than a mistake made in my perfectionism. I’m learning to embrace it!
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