November 3, 2011

Finally Home

Bonnie Kay Slagenweit arrived safely home this morning. Not to her home on Eighth St Drive, but to her Heavenly home with streets paved of gold.

Mom, thank- you so much for being my "Hero of the Faith" and leaving such a wonderful legacy behind for us to follow. By watching your life, you have inspired me to be a better Wife, Mother, Friend, Christian, and Cook. You loved to fix for your Family! I don't remember a time when we came home and there wasn't a pot of vegetable soup waiting for us on the stove.

I have never met someone who suffered so much, and yet; wouldn't complain. Your faith NEVER wavered during any of your suffering! You definitely have been a Proverbs 31 woman, and your children rise up and call you blessed.

We love you SO much, and oh, how we will miss you! This is not Goodbye though....its just until we meet again.


  1. Tonya, couldn't have said it better myself!! Love you guys!!

  2. So beautiful. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a beautiful woman inside and out. I'm so glad she was able to come to Romaine's viewing and I was able to talk with her. She was so proud of all her family. May God comfort each of you.
    Sharon Slogenhop

  3. What a beautiful tribute to your Mother-in-law Tonya. I will be praying with you for a safe trip for your family, as well as for Jay, you and the kids and all of his family as they say good-bye to someone they love so dearly.

    Mary Ellen

  4. Jay and Tonya, Tyler and Zachary,
    We are so sorry to hear this. We know she is in a better place,
    but it doesn't help with the hurt in your hearts. We are praying
    for you all during this time.
    Love to you all, Kenny and Jan

  5. Praying for you, Jay and Tonya while you deal with such a significant loss. I can't imagine how painful it must be...

    Love you lots!

  6. Tonya and Jay, We will be praying for you and your family. So sorry for your loss, but she has lived for this day, and there is the wonderful hope of seeing her again. May God wrap His loving arms around you and the family during this difficult time. Bill and Virginia Blair

  7. Oh Jay and Tonya,

    We are SO sorry to hear about your precious mother. May God surround you with is loving arms and give you comfort and peace.

    All our love and prayers,
    Keith and Crystal

  8. Sweet tribute to a godly lady! Praying for you guys as you travel back and forth...

  9. Wow...I don't know how I missed it, but I just realized what is going on! I am so sorry about your loss! Please know that you have my deepest sympathys. We will continue to pray for you guys during this time. Love ya!