Betty Jane Baxter 10/08/1929 - 04/19/2011 My Mom & Best Friend
by Betty Jane Schaffer
(Regina, SK. Canada )
Mom and Great Granddaughter Zayda
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Mom was the rock of the family. She loved her family so much, no matter what us kids did she loved us. I remember when I was little asking her why she named me after her and I remember her telling me that she never wanted me to grow up. I laughed at it and asked to change my name. Now that I am grew up I and so happy that she did not let me go through with it. I am so proud to be named after her and most of all having been told that I look like her also.
My mom was my best friend and my pray worrier. When I needed God help and was not sure how to ask for it, I would call her and tell her what it was, whether it was for career or life in general, she always knew how to help. She would say okay my girl lets pray. And we would start and once we were done she would ask how I feel, I would tell her better. I know some time she would call her pray team as she used to say "her pray worrier team" and I know of three of them and they are Jean and Al and Frank. I know that they will miss her like I do.
One of my fondest memory of her is when I wanted to go fishing and she said "okay what time?" I was kidding when I said "How about 4 A.M." and to my surprise "She said okay lets get our lunch ready and to bed early so we can be there by 4:30." So off we went. It was a warm day no wind, and when were didn't get any nibbles at one lake we would pack up the car and go to another one. We spent the day fishing and talking and praying I know that as long as I remember things like this she will always be with me.
I love you and miss you every minute of the day. God Bless you mom tell we meet and hold each other again.