She lived her life in a circumference of less than 50 miles. I doubt that she ever traveled to more than three states. When asked at Christmas or birthdays for ideas for gifts she would say there was nothing she wanted. She was the original frugal housewife.
She was a Christian, a wife, mother, daughter and sister. My mother-in-law, Edith, was totally content to stay in her God-given roles and serve to the best of her ability. Loving her family, she gave her all and did whatever was asked, often going the extra mile.
She attended the same church from birth unto death. (She was loyal like that). She attended every service barring extreme illness.
Yesterday, after a valiant fight, she went on her first long-distance trip. She went home. Home to see her heavenly Father. Home to see her husband, baby son, mother, father, two sisters and a host of friends and relatives.
I think when she stepped through Heaven's gates, she was greeted with the words, "Well done. You've been faithful, come on in to the joy of the Lord."
For the next few days, my family and I will be celebrating Edith's life. Please pray for her children. Edith left behind five children. Yes, they are all grown, yet no matter how old you are, you don't want to lose your mama!