This post was originally posted on my Oyler Creative business website blog on January 18, 2017. I am moving all of those personal blog posts over to this site to keep the Oyler Creative website completely business-related.
Yesterday marked the three-year anniversary of my Mom going home to be with the Lord. I was going to write an in-depth post on here, remembering her and some of the things that stand out in my memory, and I will probably still do that someday.
But yesterday wasn’t that day. My eyes got leaky every time I tried to write something, so in the end, I just wrote a couple of paragraphs for social media.
I’m going to copy that post below, and after that, I am going to add some photos.
I’d also invite you to share any thoughts or memories of my mom, Audrey Kolb Oyler Dubois, that you may have.
3 years ago today my sweet Mama graduated to her final reward. I miss her so much. There are still things that happen where my first thought is, ” oh, I need to call Mom and tell her about this.” And then reality settles in.
I know it is also very hard on my Pops, Robert Dubois. He loved my Mom more than I thought was possible. For the last several years of her life be devoted himself 100% to her care and well-being. They were true soul mates in serving the Lord with their prison outreach ministry.
One thing my Mom would be so happy and proud of is the relationship that has grown deep between Pops and myself. That relationship had been rocky at best through the years, but now I can honestly say I love my Pops with all my heart. Mom would be thrilled.
Three years on and our love for the amazing Audrey K. Dubois is as strong as ever.
Love you, Mom!
Things That I Write About
But my number one goal, my mission in life, is to glorify God in everything that I do and all that I am. As 1 Corinthians 10:31 states, “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” That’s it. That is my mission. God has assigned that mission to me (and to all followers of Jesus) and I have chosen to accept that mission.
But because I want to glorify God, and to honor Him with everything I do, I invite Him to search my heart, my thoughts, every single day. The things I’m anxious about, the times when anxiety or even depression seem to overwhelm me, I want God to see those thoughts so that He can handle them for me.
I have many new friends who probably have never seen this and/or don’t know why my birthday (yesterday, August 17) is always so bittersweet for me. It’s hard to believe it has been 48 years since that fateful morning. I can remember those details so clearly. It really doesn’t seem possible it was that long ago.
Psalms 119: 66-68 I believe in your commands, now teach me good judgment and knowledge. I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word. You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees. I was raised in the church. I was dedicated to the service of…