She was always kind to me, and all were welcome in her kitchen and at her
table. It felt good to walk through those doors. You were always greeted
with one of the warmest smiles I have ever seen. I tasted lentils for the
first time at her table (a big deal for a girl raised on southern cooking),
and salad at the end of a meal (not the beginning?).
The things that I admire most about her are intangible though.
The fun of playing musical bedrooms.
The gentle yet firm way she demanded respect from her children, and they
The teasing of two people completely devoted to one another for life.
The warmth and hospitality of her home.
The encouragement of strengths, the careful discipline of weaknesses and the
godly discipleship of her family.
I should hope to be a mother like her, a woman completely devoted to her
husband and her children, loving and enjoying them all to pieces.
"Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises
What a fitting tribute for a lovely lady.
Christie (Parsons) Palmer