Happy Birthday, July 4th, to my Mom, Anna Daisy Suderman-Siemens!  You would have been 107 years old today!  Your name, your love, your faith in God lives on in your children, your grandchildren, your great-grandchildren and beyond.  We celebrate your life and the spiritual inheritance you gave us. We thank you for showing us God’s lovely creation through your eyes.  Through every hurt and slight in life you found solace in God’s Word.  You taught God’s Word, you prayed God’s Word and most importantly, you lived God’s Word.

You gave us a spiritual legacy and inheritance — in these verses from Psalm 16:5-6:  The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;  indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Mom’s favorite chapter in the Bible that she lived by and the one that I read to her as she took her last breath was Psalm 37.  Here are verses 3 – 6:

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself in the Lord,  and he will give you the desires of your heart.Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.  He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,  and your justice as the noonday.

Happy Birthday, Grandma Daisy!