My mother was a wonderful lady who had to endure so much loss and pain in her life.  She was sister to seven others and lost five of them in her lifetime to tragic accidents or terminal disease.  Her father suffered terrible strokes.  Her mother wore out and gave up life at 76.  Her husband died at 61 of cancer.  He hung on for two years of chemotherapy and unbearable pain.  She married again and had to endure the death of that husband as well.  She always maintained a positive attitude in all her circumstances and was a great role model for my sister and I.  When she finally faced her last hours, she was ready to die, but she still clung to it until the very end.  I still miss her every day.


I wonder what my mom would say if she could see our world today.

She wouldn’t fret or cry  or sweat.  She’d say, “Some things you must forget.

The world will always be this way.  Tomorrow is another day.”

She’d talk of days of long ago and how they were the same, you know.

She’d say,  “It’s best to look ahead instead of crying for the dead.

We still are living, breathing souls – we must go on amidst all foes.

Our Savior will protect us!”

Kathy Boecher


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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2 Responses to MOM

  1. Kim Bakaev says:

    A beautiful tribute, Kathy. She was a truly lovely lady.


    • atimetoshare says:

      Thank you, Kim. I was thinking of her yesterday as I do often. I think our whole family is made up of strong women. Your grandma was a wonderful woman too. I miss her humor and spunk.


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