Born and raised in Missouri, my Aunt Belva Dugan (on the right) lived in Texas most of her adult life. The oldest of eight children, Belva married once, but after a few years, her husband divorced her. They had no children. She was a career woman.
My aunt was a wonderful woman, sweet and easy to talk to. She sewed and crafted, but I remember her most for her faith in God.
She left behind a sweet devotional book. I am its caretaker.
This is Aunt Belva's Streams in the Desert devotional book given to her by a Sunday School Class.
I am so happy I have this book. Why?
I can’t even count the times; I’ve visited this book in times of grief and hardship. Somehow it gives me new things to think about each time and if a book can comfort, it does.
Two of my favorite poems wait for me inside its covers.
Belva Dugan as an infant. My ears stuck out like that, too.
Belva Dugan first born daughter of Frank and Sadie (Stafford) Dugan.