Yesterday marked the 16th year since Mama went home to be with her Lord and Savior! Still so very weird! There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her! We say our Mama’s give us life? Well, you got that right! Because of her faith in God, prayers, wisdom, perseverance, discipline, protection, guidance, common sense, dedication and love, I am alive and prayfully carrying on her legend through Jeri’s House! So many fond memories, some hilarious, some sad, but all teaching moments in the name of encouraging me to be all I could be! She gave me room to grow and do for myself, whether good or bad, but just like our Lord, was always watching from a distance, and near by if I needed her. She knew that she was not always going to be here to help me or do for me, and that I had to learn to stand on my own feet. I’m eternally greatful for God giving me Norma Lynn as my Mom because I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am today if it hadn’t been for her giving her life for me. Sounds a lot like Christ, doesn’t it? she didn’t do everything right, no, not at all! but she had a heart after God! Through that heart of gold, she taught me to live life to the fullest, keep striving forward! Don’t give up! Thank you, Mama! And thanks to you all for always letting me share my heart about my Mama! I’ve got the greatest family! You might think you do but you’re wrong! (smile!) I am truly so blessed! Hugs!