My Mother passed away

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted. This year my Mother Donna Claire Crooke passed away. Trying to find a way to talk about it is not easy. She adopted me when I was just days old to give me a chance at life.  She was an amazing woman that has left a mark on many people’s lives. Her and my dad Bill Jack Crooke were great parents and showed me love and everything a kid could want. In a way I only feel like I’m starting to grieve. Shock seems to take over with the passing of a loved one. My mind seemed to go on a strange auto pilot and not come out of it for a while. I think God does that for us so we can still manage to provide for ourselves and others around us in a time of need. Mom loved to laugh, go to the movies, read the bible, but mostly help people. She took care of foster kids for over 20 years and then took care of elderly people for over 30. She spent her life opening up her home to strangers that needed help and was always looking for that person that needed her. Sometimes it would drive me crazy how should would give so much and get taken advantage of. Finally I realized that she had the heart of a nurse and God’s love in her to give to others and that wasn’t ever going to change. She would forgive people over and over all the time. I miss her smile and her energy and just her being her. She’s with God now so I don’t feel bad for her, she went very quickly. It just won’t be the same without her here. God is good though and He heals things in different ways all the time. I just wanted to share that with all you. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you have a blessed day :) God Bless, Rosco “Carrico” Crooke

Mom Donna Crooke in a tie dye

My Mom Donna Crooke in a tie dye I made for her. She loved wearing this and shocking people with it. It wasn’t her usual type of clothing to wear. She thought it was lots of fun and made her feel good to have it on.

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