Living life beyond Cerebral Palsy for God's glory.


“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised” (Proverbs 31:30 NLT).

We met when she was 21. She was an ordinary person, but her warm smile would warm up the coldest day. She loved chocolate, ice cream, black coffee, and making things with her hands. She always made time to listen or help others. She knew nothing about Cerebral Palsy, but she was willing to learn. She pushed me to work hard, but at the same time, she accepted my limitations and loved me for who I was.  When the world told me I could not succeed, she told me to try.

This person is my mother. She looked after me every day for the first 25 years of my life: getting me up and dressed every morning, bathing me, feeding me, getting me ready for bed. She could not call in sick. The doctors told her to give me up and put me in an institution, but she did not.

In 2012 Mom went through a different battle. She had ovarian cancer. Mom went through surgery and chemo. This May she has been done chemo for one year. It has not been an easy year. She has lived through much pain.

I want to thank Mom for her dedication to Jesus, her husband, her children, grandchildren, and life.

Thanks, Mom, I love you, you’re the best!

Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!” (Proverbs 31:28-29 NLT)

Comments on: "Mom" (3)

  1. Lori-Ann Keddy said:

    Aww Deb that was a amazing thing to tell your Mom! I agree Marg is one of a kind strong, caring, loving amd selfless woman! I am proud to call her my friend that I love! Happy Mother’s Day Marg, hugs love Lori-Ann Keddy

  2. Wayne Smith said:

    A beautiful tribute Deb to a beautiful and wonderful woman/mother/wife……Wayne

  3. Jim Stewart said:

    Such a beautiful message!

    We think of you often, and especially during these difficult times.

    JIm & Joan Stewart

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