I would also like to introduce you to an amazing person in our lives. Adaleene Gahagen! She was born in August 1 in 1928, the 3rd child of 4. She has been a typical Appalachian woman. She has worked hard, raised a family of five, and been a wonderful influence to all her Grandchildren. She is self reliant, independent, christian, neighborly, hospitable, patriotic, and has been a light in our lives for about 20+ years.
|Adalene & Lydia at Lydia's Graduation Party|
Some time later, I took maternity leave for a couple of months after Lydia arrived. I had been looking for some type of sitter for her and couldn't find anyone. On my last straw I prayed: God, if you want me to return to work you are going to have to supply a sitter for me. Within 2 hours later, Adaleene called.
To make a long story short, God blessed our family with Adalene for about 20 years. She came to our house regularly to care for our 3 children, do laundry, cleaning, and cooking. I could go on and on.
|Adaleene (left) & Anna Mae (right)|
She worked very hard and was so happy, dependable, and efficient. She became a part of our hearts and our family. She still is today!
Adalene was our "Help" and what a support, inspiration, example, blessing, and a "Help" she has been.
Do you have anyone some special in your life who has been a "Help" to you and yours? If so, tell us about it in the comments!