Thank You Note - Cannan Hyde

Dear Broadway Family,

What a meaningful  farewell blessing you gave to our mother, Helen Graves, when she was there for her last service with you. Mother gets confused now and when family members called her that Sunday afternoon she told them you had missed her so much that you had a big welcome home for her at the end of the service! We didn’t even correct her because we thought that was very significant. Even though she has moved away she will still carry the feeling that you have welcomed her back into your loving care. Broadway will always be her home church and we are thrilled that she interpreted your goodbye as a welcome home.

The Graves family will always be grateful to you for your faithfulness to mother in so many ways. The van ministry kept her able to attend Sunday School and church for several years. The women in her Sunday School Class were so attentive and inclusive of mother even as she began declining.The cards you sent were read to her often. I brought the big birthday poster to North Carolina so I could read her the names of all who signed it and she can tell me about who they are.  You really celebrated who mother is and she felt it deep in her heart.

Mother is very happy here in Black Mountain. Her new address is 514 S Oconeechee, Black Mountain, NC 28711. If any of you are passing through this way we would love to have you visit us.  Our phone number is 828.357.8307.  Please call just to chat with her or to let us know you can visit us. We want to stay in touch with you.  

With much appreciation, 
Cannan Hyde