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
It has been a very long time since I last wrote anything. I did not trust myself to write and to be pleasing to and honoring God. It seemed that everything I read on social media was about politics, and some of the things being said made my blood boil. And the sad part was what many of my Christian friends were writing.
Here are my 10 “Words of Wisdom” that I have learned so far in my 60 years of life. These ten things are what I wish to leave as my legacy. Let me know what you would add to this list or what you would have different on your list. I’d genuinely like to know. Even though I’m 60, I’m not finished learning.
I came across a song that I’d actually forgotten about by a group called Daniel Amos. The song is “Happily Married Man” and it reminded me of just how blessed and fortunate I am to BE a Happily Married Man. But the greatest thing that guarantees that I am a Happily Married Man is that we both love God, we both have our identity in Jesus, and we both need the daily filling of the Holy Spirit to lead us through each day. We keep our marriage, and our lives focused on Jesus and not on other things or people. It is always Jesus first, and then each other.
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, my Pops, Robert Dubois, entered into Jesus’ presence. He had suffered for several years with COPD, with frequent flare-ups and hospitalizations, and he had gotten to the point that he had to be on supplemental oxygen. But he’d been feeling pretty good for several weeks. We talked to him on…
Here are some random thoughts I’ve had this week during my times with God. Why Do The Expected Normal? Following Jesus Christ, being filled with his Holy Spirit, being a child of God; none of these are “normal” to the world. And they are not supposed to be. We are not of this world any…