Sunday, May 9, 2010

A memorable Mothers Day

This is a repost from last years Mothers Day!

Last year at this time my mom went on a mission to Germany and if you remember 4 months later came home because she broke her left wrist. She already had a painful right shoulder so it made functioning very difficult. She received a medical release and had planned on returning after her wrist healed.

Our stake president counseled her to get a major check-up to make sure all was well. While talking to doctors she decided to have shoulder replacement surgery. The surgery was a blessing because now she's pain free. (at least in her shoulder) I call her the bionic woman.

While all this has been going on she's been anxious to return to her mission. We all thought that she'd return to Germany since she was there already and speaks the language. But the council came to remain in the United States just in case she needs medical care and to possibly move to a temple mission that would be easier on the body. Mom is 74 years old.

Her call came to serve in Salt Lake City on a Family History mission. She will have an apartment and a parking spot for her car. So exciting! She got set apart on Mothers Day and leaves the next morning for Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mom has always wanted to live in Utah ever since she joined the church back in Austria. Her dream has finally come true. I'm so happy for her.

Picture taken with some of her grand kids after she was set apart to be a missionary. She has 5 more that were not in the picture. We call her Oma (it means grandma in German)

If you want to see more Oma posts look on my sidebar and click on Oma under the label section.
Happy Mothers Day Mom. We Love You!


Joy For Your Journey said...

I remember reading that post last year!! Time seems to go by so quickly.

What a great mother you have.

Happy MOther's Day to you as well!

Garden of Egan said...

That is such a wonderful story! Happy Mothers Day to you both!

Pedaling said...

i think that is great determination--
what an example.
go, Oma, go!

Saimi said...

She's beautiful!

Momza said...

Seventy-four years old and still She is a perfect example of a disciple. Beautiful Oma!