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Memories of Katherine Freeman --

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Jean Beam Lynn
02-15-2014
05:48 PM ET (US)
Your Mom was like a second Mom to me. She and my mother had the same ministry of prayer ... and that was one of the reasons I loved her so much. In my "urgency" I would flee to your parents home when we lived across from you. After spilling all the hurt that was within, I was afraid to face your Dad in Grade 12 History (or whatever it was called). but he never let on I had spent any time in your home. Your Mom would wash my face and sometimes bathe my feet, and that would let the tears flow ~ I guess I needed that more than anything else! I bless your mother with honor, grace, dignity, love, charity, honesty, integrity ... and each of you children from your godly heritage. All of you have reaped more than one of those from her. Bless you this Valentine weekend!
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Kathy Sharp
02-18-2013
06:12 PM ET (US)
It is good that you have shared this again. I love reading about your mother. Whenever I think of her, I picture gentleness and sweetness. We always looked forward to your parent's visits to South Berwick. One time when they were there, I was in a project to hang curtains in the hallway. When she saw me working, she offered her help in hemming and doing hand stitching. We worked side by side and I felt so privileged to have this dear saint lending a hand to a project that could have otherwise been rather tiresome.
Meekness would be the word that would describe her character, a trait that made one love spending time with her.
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Rev Esther Irish
01-24-2012
01:22 PM ET (US)
My very first memories are either my grandmother's last days on earth, when I was 3, or the Freeman family coming for their first stay at Pleasant Pond in Litchfield. I'm not sure which came first but both are vividly entrenched in my mind. I always wondered where the connection between our families started; how a family from Alberta became connected with a family from Maine - Nancy's comment cleared up that confusion. I remember your Mom quoting scripture on pleasant places, referring to our camp in Litchfield and another place that you stayed in Maine. I was pleased to see the picture of our families together (I was 16 that year), and remember many walks/talks with Steve and Joel. I don't remember seeing anyone from the family, except Nancy, after that summer.
Pleasant in God's sight is the death of his beloved children.
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Mary Troyer Loewen
04-12-2011
09:25 AM ET (US)
I am moved to tears over such wonderful things said about your mom. I pray that God would allow me to be such a godly wife and mother as she. Your dad is one of my favorite teachers--and I know behind that wonderful man is a sweet, loving, Christlike wife. Thank you for the blessing of sharing about your mom with all of us. I would love to see memories of Mr. Freeman too, do you have a site for that. God bless you children...her prayers are saved in those bowls in heaven for you.
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debra johnson
11-07-2010
08:38 PM ET (US)
Joel I just decided to look at your website for your parents today. I remember when I met your mother and father about 9 years ago when they were visiting you and Shirley. I mainly remember that I came for lunch and ended up staying for 3 hours. Your mom was so funny and she made me feel so loved and a part of the family that every time I was getting up to leave she encouraged me to stay a little longer. I decided to adopt her at that very moment. You had a wonderful set of parents and you are blessed to have such a legacy to remember them by. God bless you and your family.
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Jon Christiana
05-17-2009
01:30 PM ET (US)
You are blesssed to have such great parents. God bless your family.
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Mia and Stephen Colfield
03-23-2009
08:55 PM ET (US)
Thank you for sharing your memories of your mom and dad with us. The pictures are beautiful and they scream, LOVE! I've only met your mom and dad a few times, but from what I know about your parents, they were a true testiment to how Christians should live. They are soooo where they wanted to be -- with Christ. And, who can be sad about that!

We love you all. God Bless.
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Mike and Rosanne Walker
03-09-2009
10:48 AM ET (US)
I spent time looking at the memorial pages of your mother. Wow, I was so touched by the life of your parents. The Freeman's are a special breed that we don't see anylonger. Thank you all for sharing your lives with us and thank you for sharing your life in Christ to others for Eternity's Sake! What a glorious party we will all have in Heaven. It seems a bit closer now doesn't it?

Blessings from Canada,

The Walker's
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Tim Foggin
03-02-2009
11:27 AM ET (US)
It was such a pleasure seeing Mr. and Mrs. Freeman in their home or at the office (family medicine practice). A great privilege, actually.

I had but five years to get to know them but could definitely appreciate their Godly legacy. I will miss Mrs. Freeman, until some future encounter in Heaven.

I look forward to seeing Mr. Freeman in the interim! May God keep the whole family in His arms.
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Mama Lucine and Renee
02-28-2009
03:10 PM ET (US)
           Even Though Your Gone
      Even though your gone
      your not so far away
      my dreams and memories of you
      are with me everyday

      Even though your gone
      I'll always have you near
      I'll always think of you as my friend
      And wishing you were here

      Even though your gone
      In my heart you'll always stay
      The memory of your smile
      And your loving ways.

      Even though your gone
      And I'll never see your smile
      I'll always have the thought
      I had you as a friend for awhile.
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Mama Lucine and Renee
02-28-2009
02:55 PM ET (US)
To the Freeman Family
   
       Good-Bye
   
  O Mother, my mother! How do I say good-bye?
  We've been together so long, you and I.

  I don't believe I can face the days upon days and nights upon nights
  without the comfort of your warm embrace.

  How shall I see you again? The glint in your eye,The sweet and loving
  smile?
  How can I be without you, even for a while?

  I turn and I look and what should I see?
  In my children's faces-part of you, part of me!

  I see you in myself and in my sisters, too!
  Little looks and small movements, and there- it is you!

  For now to me it is clear, you will always be with me
  Always be near!
 
  For although, for now, our ways must part
  You will always be here... in my soul, in my heart.
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Adelaide Burkhardt
02-27-2009
12:34 PM ET (US)
Dear Familly of my dear friend Catherine Freeman,

I am Joel's mother-in-law, his wife, Shirley's, mother. I am thankful for having known your dear mother, Katherine. It was a blessing for me to have visited with Katherine and Arthur in their home in Vancouver and I enjoyed being with them when they came to visit Joel and Shirley in Maryland a few years back. Katherine never let an oppurtunity to share the Gospei pass by. On one occasion when we had dinner at a restaurant in Vancouver, she got me to follow along as she tracked down the waiters who served our table, in order not to leave the restaurant without giving them a Gospel tract and invite them to church.

I also remember when we walked around the block where she lived in Vancouver and prayed for the neighbors.

In her home was a plaque with the Bible verse "Psalm l9:14. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptabe in thy sight, O, Lord, my strength, and my redeemer" which has been my verse to live by all of my life, since I was a little girl. I had the nerve to ask Shirley to ask Beth if I could have it, if Beth had no plans for it. It is now hanging in my home and it means so much to me, especially because it belonged to my friend Katherine such an outstanding, Godly women.
May God bless and comfort you all.

In Christ's love,

Adelaide
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Altaf Naseem
02-27-2009
03:06 AM ET (US)
I do no tknow, Katherine, but noticed that she was a graduate of Gordon College, as I am.
I graduated, from Gordon College, rawalpindi (Pakistan).

I pray for the stength of the famly, and surely they know, she is with the Lord Jesus in HIs eternal peace.
Blessings

Altaf
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Willie & Reece Young, Jr.
02-25-2009
10:25 PM ET (US)
Dear Brother Joel and family: We rejoice with those who rejoice, and from what you've said as far as your Mom, eternal joy, and we also weep with those who weep. We seem to get more practice at the latter the older we get. The closest relative to me who passed was my Grandmother. I remember when she was in the hospital and I visited her and I mentioned that I would not cry at her funeral, thinking this would bring her great joy, since she was going to a better place. However she was saddened that I had said that. Well to make a long story short, I cried and boo-hooed so much at her funeral, one of my cousin's was upset with me. (I forgive her) Grief can be a very powerful foe. We'll be praying that God will strengthen your heart, if he hasn't already, so that grief will only be your friend. Because that is truly what we want to be. I can't think of anything we can do for you, but if you do, let us know. Lots of love and appreciation, The Young's.
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