What I learned from my mother, Janet Brown

She Did What She Could

She chose joy when life gave only problems.

Each setback became an adventure.

What better resources than hope and faith.


The days of the blameless are known to the Lord,

And their inheritance will endure forever.


To make the most of what remains

To cultivate a thankful heart—no matter what—

Takes courage and a firm resolve.


In times of disaster they will not wither;

In days of famine they will enjoy plenty.



                                                          She nurtured a grateful spirit,

                                                      Became rich in family and friends,

                                                     In dignity, laughed at days to come.


I have never seen the righteous forsaken

Or their children begging bread.


                                          She built her house and sheltered all who entered.

                                           She reached out her hand to others, foe or friend,

                                                  A kind and loving heart right to the end.


They are always generous and lend freely:

Their children will be blessed.


                                                              Psalm 37:18-19, 25-26 NIV

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