Some Personal Words of Encouragement:
Here is something I would like you to consider: My mom was awesome, and that is the truth! Her laugh was so contagious and it was a blessing to have her as my mom. If you had known her, you would agree! Mom was born in Illinois one of 9 Italians. My mom was the only one who was born in The United States since she was the youngest of all her siblings. Both of her parents were Italian, although they could not speak English very well at all. I unfortunately never met my grandparents because they died before I was born.
My mom was like both a mother and father to me in a sense all in one, she was very loving, yet she meant business when she said something. She had spunk and determination about herself; that would not be denied. She is the definition of someone you want on your side! God blessed me with a great mom and friend, for whom I was, and still am thankful for even though she is now gone. ~ Bill Greguska
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Diana Greguska quote:
If you do not know something you have to ask questions. The only dumb question is the question that was not asked when it was needed to be asked. ~ Diana Greguska
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December 11, 1921 ~ December 31, 2014
One of my Mom’s favorite songs that often made her cry!
A little history about my mom
Since I was the youngest of four, and my mom naturally spoiled me a little, not only because I was the youngest, but I was a boy, who in the Italian culture was treated a little better off than the girls. I have a brother Tom who is 15 years older, and two sisters Geri and Pat, who are 10 and nine years older than I am.
My mom was a great woman, she worked full time and raised us, kids. Mother was a lot of fun and had a great sense of humor. My mom, Diana Greguska was very loving and a lot of fun, she had a great sense of humor, my mom was a passionate person at times because she had to be at times, all I know is that she was the most fabulous mom, she was awesome!
I remember my mom getting me into basketball in the 4th grade. She used sports as leverage over me to get me to behave in school and get passing grades. Mom spent a lot of time with me, and I remember her and I playing chess when I was ten years old for many years until she no longer was able to beat me. Later on in my childhood, she used to come to all my St. Gregory the great grade school and Pius XI high school basketball games.
When my life took a turn for the worst because of drugs and alcohol, my mother was there again for me by visiting me in the hospitals and treatment centers which went on for some years. She went above and beyond what I think a mother would be called to do. Fortunately, my mom was an unyielding woman with a lot drive, determination, and fight in her, it was best not to get on the wrong side of her, yet she was so very loving. My life was a mess, but she seemed always to be there for me with her love and support. That is why it was somewhat easy to take care of her the last eight years of her life. My mom sacrificed a lot to raise us and me in particular.
I can say that my mother was in a violent femmes video!!!
(watch closely…my mom was the first lady in the video getting her hair done).
I will always remember her being a person who had an incredible sense of humor, and she was very smart and also wise. Mom was unyielding and has a personality that drew you to her. She tried many things like modeling, piano, traveling, ceramics, Sheep’s Head, boating, cooking, and baking. I like to consider that she poured a lot of her life into my life when I was a kid and growing up also, this paid off well for her since when she got old I took care of her for the last eight years of her life as her primary caregiver. I took her to Brewers games, out to eat, doctor appointments, church, shopping, groceries, fishing, to play Sheep’s Head at the senior center, and where ever she needed or wanted to go.
My mother made a big influence on my life, and her passing away has left an empty spot in my heart that all I can do, is to fill it with good memories of her and I and our family and friends that knew mom. She is in heaven now, and I will see her again soon.
More Encouraging Testimonies
- Billy Graham
- Francis Chan
- Bill Greguska
- Mark Mallwitz
- Brian Larson
- John Wegner
- Ray Jablonski
- Ron West
- Lora Kesselhon
- Mike Hayden
- Ben Hersh
- Sue Sauer