A call to love a little more

Some thought Allison shared a few years ago as we remember her Mom who left us too early 5 years ago today.

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Mom and Dad wrangling the grandkids.  We were bribing them with gummy worms, but clearly it wasn't working! Mom and Dad wrangling the grandkids. We were bribing them with gummy worms, but clearly it wasn’t working!

Today marks the third anniversary of my mom’s death. I know that absence makes the heart grow fonder and that there is a tendency to elevate the dead beyond what their living years deserve, but my mom was pretty wonderful. One thing I have been thinking about was her amazing ability to love. Yes, she was funny, adventurous, zany, energetic, and talented, but what made everyone feel like my mom’s dear friend was that she loved so well.

The five love languages? My mom was fluent in all five.

Time? Yep. She would sit down and listen and also she invited us into the things she was doing so that we could be together.

Gifts? Not crazy extravagant ones, but my mom took great pleasure in finding things that reminded her…

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2 thoughts on “A call to love a little more

  1. Definitely worth a repeat! All of it so true — what a joy it was to be her friend. And Allison — you are so like her in many ways; you honor her with your words and with your life. Love you dearly.

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  2. Amen to what Lana said! Your mom was amazing but you ARE so much like her! I loved re-reading what you wrote and reminds me that I want to love well too–hoping to learn how to do that better as we study John in BSF this year. Love you sweet friend!

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