A Tribute to My Mother
by Miriam Richardson Beck
My dear mother had a birthday! I wanted to take this chance to pay
tribute to her. My mother is my hero! Her beloved companion of over 50
years (my daddy) passed away a little over a year ago. They were such a
team and Mom hasn't skipped a beat in carrying on and keeping that team
strong. She has such a passionate testimony of forever families and
knows that she will be with my Dad again and works hard to keep our
forever family strong so that we can all be together again. Here are
some attributes that I love about my mother:
I love to tell her any accomplishments of my children or grandchildren
and she is so excited and interested about each one of them even though
she has a huge posterity!
For years she's kept her journal and she works hard to keep us all
connected by keeping up her blog and her "Richardson review" so we know
all that's going on!
**** Mom will always look for ways to share her testimony of the gospel
and loves sharing that testimony each week in the Conference Center!
**** Mom will never let us down. She's always been a rock and we all
know that she will always be a rock in her rock-solid testimony of Jesus
Christ and his gospel.
--making us feel special!--
**** Growing up my mom never missed my events, even though I was the
oldest of a very large family. I knew that she was always praying for
me and with me for any big test or anything else coming up. She has a
huge posterity, but we all feel like we are #1 to her and very special
to her. She makes each of us individually feel valued and loved.
**** My mother gave my dad the most wonderful gift. When he was so
sick, she sacrificed so that he would be able to stay home. She gave
him the greatest gift of all, herself. We know that dad would've been
very uncomfortable anywhere else and his stability in life was his dear
companion. When we need something, we always know that my mother will
never hesitate to serve us and others.
****Even though her dear companion is gone and she misses him each and
everyday, she is brave and is carrying on. She keeps busy and active
and continues to love and serve everyday of her life!
****My dear mother is such a wonderful example to me and has a huge
capacity to get a lot done and to not miss hardly a thing! She is very
healthy and is able to go go go and it is truly hard to keep up with
her. I so admire that in her!
My mother is my hero and I work everyday to be just like her! Thank you
for your tremendous example of love, service, and perseverance. I hope
that I can be half the person you are! Know that you are loved and
cherished and so respected and admired for all that you are and do. I
thank the Lord everyday that I was born from a wonderful mother and
father who reared me to have a strong testimony and a strong conviction
of forever families. It guides me each and everyday. That is the
guiding principle in my life is to not be a weak link in the chain of
the Jay Richardson family and the Tony Beck family.