You went by many names...Barb, Mom, Gramma, Mrs H...but for all of us,these names all meant the same thing...love. We'll do our very best to pass on your legacy of hearth and home to our children and grandchildren. We can't ever fill your shoes but you taught us how to make our own and we'll do our best to keep the tradition going!
As parents we watch our children grow and that's a wonderful thing. But as children we watch our parents grow older and it is never an easy thing to say goodbye to someone we love so much. But who we are lives on in our children and Barbara must have been a fantastic person to have raised someone like Larry. She continues to live on in her family and we have faith that one day we'll meet our loved ones again.
Words are not adequate at a time like this, but know that I share your sense of pain and loss and faith: We will see our loved ones again. I love the poem. That's the same one my Mom chose for her service a few years ago. Barbara must have been a great Mom and Mom-in-law if Larry and Mary are any indication.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I never met your mother, but I know she must have been an incredible mother with the daughter she raised. Thanks for all the help you've given me in the time I've known you Ann. I'll be thinking of and praying for you and your family.
So sorry to read about your loss, Larry.
Deepest sympathy. When you and Barb were together at the U, I always thought you were a perfect couple.
Ms. Barbara, we never met but I have the honor and priveledge of knowing the awesome daughter you raised. Ann told me so much about you, I feel like we did meet.
Blessings for you and enjoy your new home, where opera is sung everyday to praise Our Heavenly Father!!
Barbara-"mom"you were the best mother-in-law a girl could have.I learned a lot from you like, don't sit on the arm of the love seat, I will miss you,I will take care of dad and your son the best that i can. love Mary
Larry & Mary ~ My deepest sympathy. There are no words that are suitable at a time like this. God Bless you and your whole family and may God give you the strength you need. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well Lived. May your memories give you comfort and the love of God give us peace...^;^
Barbara Ann Hawkins
1933 - 2013
Do not stand at my grave and weep...
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star-shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry...
I am not there. I did not die.
By: Mary Elizabeth Frye
You are the best mom anyone could ever have. You taught me the difference between wright and wrong, and let me know when I did both.
My favorite bit of advise from you?
"QUIT TOUCHING YOUR SISTER!"
We didn't have a lot of money, but you always made us feel rich. You now have season tickets to watch the Met any time you want. Enjoy.