Left to right is their names, Lula, Willie, Myrtle and second picture, left to right is Floyd, Rue and Rube.
Today is the anniversary of my Dads birth. 1903 - 1972~
These folks were not very old then, but I was only in the seventh grade in 1956. So, they seemed old to me.
They were not only related, but they were the best of friends.These pictures were taken in Muscatine, Iowa. My family moved back to Missouri that fall.
My mother died the very next year at the age of 51 years. My dad was never the same after she had to leave their family and him behind. I didn't realize then like I do now that her purpose here on earth was finished. So much of my Dad left with her that night she died from a massive heart attack. It seemed as though he never did get over missing her. He lived, if you can call it that, in other words he existed for several more years. He died during the Christmas Holiday Season of 1972. He sufffered with cancer for little over a year after he found out that he had colon cancer. He worked very hard at several things during his lifetime and raised a very large family with two special ladies.
My Dad was a child of the Most High God. He beleaved in Jesus as his Personal Saviour. I can say without a doubt that both of my parents were born again Christians. I did not say that they were perfect people, but they were forgiven people. It is my Mom and my Dad that I must thank for exposing me to the ways of God when I was a young child. They taught me the Golden Rule, as they taught all of their children, that we were to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. They were responsible for me going to church, even if it was in the little old school house. There I leaned a lot of the Holy Scriptures, which included the Ten Commandments. They practiced what they beleaved. I miss them very much, but I know that they would not want to come back to this old sin filled world. I know that they will be two of Gods special people who will be smiling at me when I enter Heavens Gates! There will be no more sorrow or heartaches, no more death. There will only be happiness there because there will not be any sin or darkness of any kind because the Light will be the Son. The Son will be the Light!!
My Dad loved and raised eleven children to adulthood. There were two sets of twins. They were a boy and a girl each, with only the girls surviving after they were born. My youngest half-sister was a twin and I was the other one. There were seven girls and four boys all together. Our folks have a lot of decendents,,,a lot of little Lambs running around this world, raising their own families.
The reason I say this is because our last name is Lamb.
Look at the pictures at the beginning of my story and tell me which couple is my parents.
I have put a link to an article from Barbara Walters, about the afterlife and how different people beleave about it. I know how it will be because the Bible tells us just how it will be. It all depends on our choices in our lives here on earth. If we do not make a decision to follow God,,,we have made the decision to do the opposite.
John 3:16 kjv tells it the way it is. It is written like this.
John 3:16 kjv 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.
If you want to check it out at your convenience. Here is the link.
Or you can check it out this way.
Barbara Walters Explores the Meaning of Heaven and Afterlife
Posted first on my blog in Christian Women Take Root 9-26-2010