Her 2 strokes have taken a toll on her, but she is and has always been good, happy and strong.
She is a great example of a persevering, GOOD and a decent woman all my life...however I should mention that I feel most of her loyalty was to the LDS Church organization and its leaders verses a personal relationship with God... and in 'my opinion' went a bit overboard in her life... if you were to ask me. Of course only God knows her heart and this is only my limited observation of her through my limited interaction with her over my short life.
Otherwise I do appreciated her great faith, her clean life, and her exceptional example in my own life.
Remember my Children.....Christ taught, The 'Church' is within. God is within.
The well organized, and powerful LDS Church is a great place and vehicle to find ways and avenues to serve others in amazing ways that you will NOT find anywhere else in the world. You will find others there that carry the powerful priesthood power to act in the name of God which you will NOT find anywhere else....however, TRUE revelation between you and God will come directly to YOU from within!
Follow your Heart and Soul and you will be more able to serve God and have a personal relationship with him in your life.
Regardless, of my opinions here, I am VERY thankful for a wonderful, wonderful mother...despite our differences.
Happy Birthday, Mother Dear!
(Here is a picture of her out to birthday lunch with my two Arizona sisters)