By: T F Stern | T F Stern’s Rantings
Sunday is Mother’s Day, a chance to consider the many blessings we should be grateful for. Years ago my friend Tim Andersen would be asked to give the Mother’s Day talk at church, something of a tradition that we looked forward to. He was the youngest son in a large family and his older siblings were much older so his parents had one more child in order to give him a playmate more his age; which is why Dean Andersen came to be.
I saw Dean at the Houston Temple going through the men’s dressing area this past Thursday. Knowing a little about his family and his brother Tim’s brave fight with Leukemia, a fight that Tim eventually lost; made for a quiet moment as I considered the eternities and how Tim must be carrying out ‘the good fight’ on the other side of the veil. We quietly acknowledged with a nod and a smile how much we missed Tim without saying a word, interesting how that works.
I used to catch a plane and visit my grandmother, Granny as she was known to everyone, each May, it being her birthday and Mother’s Day, take her out to dinner and let her know what a special lady she was in my life. As she got towards the end of her life she didn’t want to go out to restaurants, preferring instead a quiet dinner at home.