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03/03/08 (Suzanna)

In loving memory of  Mother, Elizabeth Walls Tilley
               March 7, 1925 – April 5, 2007

Mother is spending her first birthday in Heaven March 7, 2008.  Of course, in eternal Heaven we’ll no longer mark time and special occasions; but for those of us left behind there’s such a silent emptiness in the areas that Mom filled.  How we miss her optimistic attitude that reflected her deep faith in our loving Lord, her hearty laugh and sense of humor, her good meals!  It was a major source of strength having her to talk with and know she would pray for us.

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Elizabeth with her daughters, Suzanna and Mamie (Christmas 2006)

This time last year she was in and out of the hospital and had a pacemaker inserted.  Her health was failing rapidly, and it hurt so much to see her suffer.  Thank God for the promise of Heaven – a place of no more sickness, pain, heartache, death!  This year she’s celebrating with our loved ones and friends who had gone on before her. 

Our prayer is that one day in eternity all of our family will be reunited with no one absent.  Heaven is a perfect place, and we are imperfect.  The only way we can go there is by accepting Christ’s gift of salvation.   Our works can never earn our entry there.  The same amazing grace that saved Mother is available to all who call on His name. 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16 (KJV)

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 Elizabeth attending Easter Service in 1988

02/16/08 (Suzanna)

The year of 2008 got off to a great start as we celebrated Richard’s birthday on January 6!

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Our son Pete was able to travel to Oklahoma City to see his new nephew, Ian Michael Estes
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Belated Happy Valentine’s Day!

   "For God so loVed the world,
That He g
His on
That whosoever
In Him
Not perish,
 But have
Everlasting life."
                                          John 3:16


Valentine’s week proved to be our worst weather of this winter with an ice storm that left us without electricity for a day.
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Richard kept a fire going, and we enjoyed roasted potatoes and marshmallows while reading and playing scrabble in front of the fireplace.
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We’re thankful it was no worse.  The week before the ice storm, devastating tornadoes swept rather close to our area resulting in some fatalities.  Richard was on a business trip to Kansas City and is thankful for a safe trip despite snowy conditions on the return. 


All of this turbulent wintry weather makes our hearts long for spring! To quote Gloria and Bill Gaither:

Tho the earth seems bleak and barren,
and the seeds lay brown and dead;
Oh, the promise of life throbs within them,
and I know spring is just ahead.

Thank God for the promise of springtime! 
Once again my heart will sing;
there’s a brand new day a-dawning. 
Thank God for the promise of spring!



Family - March 08