Sunday, May 3, 2009
LUTCHMAN FAMILY REUNION IN PARADISE....ER...PLANTATION, FLORIDA!
Mom's 75th birthday was most timely to bring all her children together! Coming in from all points - Boston, Illinois, London (England) and the Caribbean - we were all grayer and a bit overweight, but still in reverence and love and admiration for our dear mother. She (Cynthia Lutchman) raised us from the time my father died in April 1968, all by herself, on a teacher's salary and without taking public assistance from any government entity. This amazing prayer warrior, who is on her knees 3-4 hours per day, taught us loyalty, dedication, love, faith and sacrifice.
Those attributes stay with a person a lifetime. It has helped to make me the man I am today. What a marvellous time of love and unity from all her living children (brother Dr. Dinesh died in Chicago in 2001). I think one reason we always got along was growing up poor, Christian and depending on each other. So thank to my dear mom and all my brothers and sisters for the most memorable time ever in our family! Thank you "King Julian" Vinay, the Wallerfield Man Vin, sister Drin and Mo. May God bless us all and may we not wait another 20 years for another reunion!!
UPDATE: Mom (Cynthia S. Lutchman, went on to be with the Lord in our presence on Thursday July 7, 2016, after a painful but God-honoring struggle of two years, with multiple myeloma. Even in her passing, she honored God. It was a privilege to preach her funeral sermon after which many were convicted and one person said she gave her life to the Lord, as I prayed. #GloryToHisName!