Meet Our New Bestie, Ms. Lillian


I was born in Belize when the country was under the British rule and was formerly known as British Honduras. I lived in a very little town called Stan Creek. My family was a his, hers, and theirs family. There were eleven children and my mom was the sole disciplinarian of our family. My grandfather was a Methodist minister. We went to church and Sunday School every Sunday without fail. When I was very young a Revival was held in a tent on the beach. The minister who spoke was very powerful and moving in the spirit of the Lord. When he gave the altar call, I went down. I can’t remember if my family went with me or not. I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior.

The thing I remember most was attending HARVEST at a Methodist Church. I had a basket filled with all kinds fruits, vegetables, and homemade pastries and bread. My mom stuff the basket full to overflowing. I would go down the church aisle and place the basket on the altar.

My momma and daddy were very loving. They wanted the best education for their children as they only had a second grade education. They educated themselves and where able to come to America for their permanent residence and children’s education.

I was baptized when I was 16 in the Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida. As a teenager sitting in church and growing up poor I went to a women who had worn the same dress twice and they were appalled. I knew that I did not have a closet full of dresses. I was so shocked by their comment about the women I determined I would not go to church again if these were Christian women. I loved Christ just not the attitude of the women I had heard. I regret that I did not raise my children in the church to absorb the
teachings of Jesus. My mother-in-law was always putting little notes with scripture verses when she came to visit or sent a note to any of us. Her comment to us was that you all have to come to heaven, because I want to see you there.

When my husband who was quite a writer was about to die he told me to write this down, “Happy birthday, Satan. Eat of your cake with the knowledge that it will lead to your demise. Then step aside for those of us who will enjoy it. I saw Satan, I did not see God. HE is TOO big.”

9 thoughts on “Meet Our New Bestie, Ms. Lillian

  1. It is so nice to meet you here on TheDailyLily, Ms Lillian and begin to get to know you through your story and picture! I enjoyed reading your story and now having a lovely picture of you to put with it!

  2. I love people meeting people and sharing story. The opportunities we have today to share our lives with others and they with us are so exciting. I remember as a young girl when the furthest one could reach in relationship was to have a pen pal across the seas. And, not a lot of pictures. O, we would wait and dream of a letter describing our pal and how we planned to describe ourselves to another. Now with the click of one finger we can enjoy friend after friend in word, picture and live chats.

    The Daily Lily’s goal is to meet and share with others. Miss Lillian I am delighted to meet you and share in your life journey. Looking forward to many of your visits here.
    Until we meet face to face,

    1. You are a very beautiful woman, Sara, inside and out. It has been a real pleasure sharing your dear and long-time friend, Rena. She has become a close and dear friend already. I’m looking forward to meeting you in person too.

      1. I’m looking forward to our meeting as well, Ms Lillian. And, let’s look for a warm climatic, lots of food, and study of God’s Word. Glad you are enjoying my friend, Rena, and she you. I know you are having lots of laughs on your walks and sharing of your pets. 🙂 O, I heard; “off to Chinese food tonight.”

  3. Hello, Ms. Lillian! How apropos to have Ms. Lillian on Hopefully for us, you will also become
    ‘thedailyLILLIAN’ and write often on the blog, Your story is most interesting and it’s delightful to meet you, here, and as Debi stated above….put a picture with the story of your life.
    Amazing how God puts His people together from far and near in just the right place at the right time. Hope you will write more things about your life, your dog, your hopes for the future and your relationships with God’s people along the way.
    Many blessings to you. So please to meet you.

    1. Its a pleasure to meet you too, mgsong. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I must admit I had a colorful life, and have really enjoyed it all! My only regret is losing my dear husband, Doug in 2000 to cancer. He was a young 66 year old, and I miss him terribly! God has been unbelievable protective of me, much more than I can ever describe. We love him, don’t we?

  4. Dear Ms. Lillian as I have read your husband’s last words about God over and over again, the verse that came to mind was Deuteronomy 31:8 “The Lord will go before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Then in yesterday’s devotion by Sarah Young the verse came up again and also at BSF it came up in prayer. That makes you ponder! Your husband said he could see Satan – he was little but God was sooo big. What a good picture for us. He is so big that He is in our yesterdays. He is in our today. He goes before us and He is in our tomorrows. Geez that is BIG!

  5. So nice to meet you, Ms. Lillian, and excited to have you write and share here, on the dailylily. Could you tell me a little about the picture of yourself posted here? It looks like some lovely decorations around you. 🙂

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