A Loving Mother Is Remembered On This Day Called Women’s Day
March 8th, 2018 | by Philip Verghese 'Ariel' || 6 Comments |
A Mother is remembered on this day called Women’s Day
My mother Saramma Verghese (85 years) Promoted to Glory on July 8th, 2008. I am so glad to present a brief memoir of my mother on this women’s day.
This is a brief memoir of my mother ‘Saramma Verghese’ (85 years) who passed away on 8th July 2008.
Hearing the news Mr. Ulahannan, my mother’s grandfather ran to the place, he being the village leader, no one was brave enough to protest against him. By the time it was dark, fearing that the angry mob might attack them again he gave shelter to them at his home.
Photograph with her sister, sister-in-law, children & Grand Children
Some of the prominent evangelists at that time in the brethren movement M/s. K V Simon, Lonappen Upadesi, Peter Upadesi, K G Kurian, E P Varghese, C T Mathai, A P Paily, Vattakattu Varkey Upadesi and a few other’s through their inspirational messages and classes strengthened them to be firm in their faith.
Though they faced many problems from their family members, whenever these brethren conduct gospel meetings and Bible classes in the nearby places, they made it a point to attend those gatherings.
A few more Christians joined the faith and started a small gathering at Pothanicade near Parambencherry.
A few years passed by and their firm faith in the Lord and the exemplary life they led in the Lord enabled her other family members too to come into the faith. Some of their children are in the service of the Lord.
The Lord was faithful to His daughter and gave her a partner who was a believer. Mr. P T Varghese from Kota, Chengannur, who was a God-fearing, humble, loving and well-disciplined person. Evangelist K P Stephen of Thiruvankulam and his wife (she can be seen in the above picture in white dress holding a bag) took initiative in this matter and they were united in holy matrimony.
At that time my father was working as a pattern maker in the carpentry section of the erstwhile Pampa River Sugar Factory – Now Travancore Sugars and Chemicals Ltd-. My mother was an ideal wife to my father and a loving mother to all of us and an excellent homemaker like the woman in Proverb 31.
She was a mature woman, devoted wife, mother, honorable, humble, unselfish and kind. She was a caring and loving mother not only to us but also to the neighbors, especially to the fellow believers.
She was so keen to share whatever we had with others especially with those in the Lord’s service. In spite of our tight financial budget, she always made it a
Those days running a family of nine members was a great task. With my father’s meager salary it was difficult to make both ends meet. On my mother’s initiative, father bought a cow and started selling milk and manure to the neighboring people and earned a small income from that. At that time we were staying in the company’s staff quarters. There was a high demand for our milk as it was not diluted. My mother was so strict that she never diluted the milk with water for sale. Apart from this, my father used to work in the evening hours after his eight hours duty at the factory. He made different types of wooden furniture with good quality wood. This too was in high demand because of the carpentry skill and the reasonable prices.
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