She is Loved {Tribute}: Karen Luke

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My mom, is the best example of strength and dignity I have ever known. God thought of her when writing about the Proverbs 31 woman. She has walked through journeys that would break most just by imagining them, and still has experienced more heartbreaks that only she and Jesus will ever know. Still, she has always been the most kind and loving woman I’ve ever known. My Momma, prayed prayers for me when I couldn’t pray for myself-and still does.

Momma is the most generous person I know. She is the first to serve in every situation and she makes everyone around her feel at home.  Her smile and sweet spirit light up a room effortlessly. She has lost four children and yet I never suffered a moment of her withholding love from me due to her own grief. She taught me more about unconditional love than I deserved to know, and she can bake a sweet treat that could top the most famous baker. Yet, her heart is even sweeter than pure sugar cane. Although she has faced enormous battles with her health, she still pushes through to put others before herself. She will bake through a migraine, call to say I love you, or send a “just because” package to keep her eyes off her own situation. She is completely selfless and humble.

Even more than the best mom she has been to me, she is an amazing MiMi for my kids.  They adore her. There is something uniquely special she has with each one. I could write for days and days about all the goodness of her. I love my mom with all my heart, for all she is and all she isn’t.

Today, I’m so honored to celebrate her on her birthday and I thank God for giving me the best He had to offer.

I love you, Momma. You deserve all the best in this life, but I know the greatest treasures will be given in Heaven.

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