Remembering Joan Horner
May is a very special month to me because of some very amazing women in my life. As Mother’s Day approaches, I think of my mom, of course! She was a wonderful mom and I miss her very much. But I also think of Joan, Tim’s Mom. Sometimes Mother’s Day would even fall on Joan’s birthday, May 12. My sister Suzan’s birthday is also May 12. So that day is especially meaningful to me.
Joan was my boss when I came to work at Premier. Little did I know what the future would hold and that she would become my mother-in-law, mentor and Bible study teacher. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of her. She had such a gift of writing and expressing herself. I loved listening to her at Rally. When she spoke, we were always left with special golden nuggets of her wisdom that we could hold on to and learn from.
One day Joan asked if I would like to meet once a week to study the Bible. I was excited but was very nervous and felt insecure, since I didn’t really know that much about the Bible. But when we met, she immediately made me feel at ease. We would laugh and share and often there were times when we even cried a little. Joan knew the Bible so well and I always looked forward to those times together. We didn’t get to have many of those times before the Lord took her home. I will always treasure the memories I have of her so sweetly and graciously mentoring me in God’s Word.
So, May, and especially Mother’s Day, is very special to me. I think of my own mom, Joan and my sweet sister. I also thank the Lord for allowing me to be a mom to two wonderful sons and four stepchildren. What a bonus this is for me! Plus, now I am a grandmother to three grandchildren! The Lord has SO blessed me and I am grateful.
May you be blessed with wonderful women in your life,
Peggy Horner serves as Vice President of Product Development for Premier Manufacturing and is the wife of Premier Designs President Tim Horner.