My baby sister, Karen:
My heart was broken when Daddy spanked you. You had thrown your baby doll in the floor and he told you to pick it up. You became very stubborn and wouldn’t do it. He spanked you – with a ruler – over a diaper. It couldn’t have hurt very much. But you gave in and picked the dolly up. His spanking was the act of a good, wise and loving father.
Then you walked in the bride’s shoes. It pleased your father to give you over to this good man , Thomas Crawford. Through the years it has been proven that your marriage also pleased your Father God. For over fifty years you have walked along side and under the care of a good, wise, and loving husband.
Now he is gone and you walk in the way of the widow. My heart is broken for you. But I am thankful for Lisa, Teral and Kent your good, wise and loving children. I am thankful that your good, wise and loving Father works all things for good. I am thankful you do not walk alone.
First image: Karen’s baby shoes Other shoe images via Pixabay