A blessed girl, I married Warren
God smiled down and all was well.
To make us feel really complete
He gave us the patter of little feet.
Along came Kathy, Beth, Richard and Tim.
Our life will begin.
For he and I life was going our way,
Six of us now to share each day.
Sometimes smiles, sometimes tears,
Lots of happiness, along with the fears.
Sometimes pain, but more of laughter
Shared with Warren, our sons and daughters.
Then God called Warren, he’s gone for a while
And I didn’t think I could make the next mile.
But all of my children, loving and kind,
Have slowly helped to change my mind.
They are now teaching and showing the way
To remember without pain, that I can still pray.
We will always love and think of Warren,
But know that this was surely God’s calling.
And when my time comes to join their dad,
I know they’ll remember the good life we had.
I know I’m no poet, but what I’m trying to say
To all of my children on this Mother’s Day,
God blessed me with them and we love one another,
And I’m so glad He chose me for their mother.
Peggy Hesson (1923-2022) graduated from Forest Park High School in Baltimore with the class of 1941, and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago with the class of 1944. She married Richard Warren Hesson in September, 1944 and they returned to Chicago, where she supported him until his graduation from Wheaton College in 1945. Together they moved to New Jersey while her husband attended Princeton Theological Seminary. They began their ministry and pastored churches in Baltimore, Long Island New York, and New Jersey, before settling at Great Valley Presbyterian Church in Valley Forge, PA.
Peggy loved being a pastor’s wife and they served together at Great Valley from 1956 until her husband’s sudden death in 1961. As a young widow raising four children, she moved to Maryland, where she began her own ministry. Peggy taught Elementary School, Ladies Bible Class, Pioneer Girls, Arlington Bible Institute, Christian Women’s Club, and various other bible teaching ministries. She worked for over 40 years at Arlington Baptist Church with a ministry of visiting, counseling, and teaching. In her later years, her ministry became praying for anyone at any time, especially for her family.
Peggy was saved as a teenager; and throughout her life her total focus was Jesus, her Savior- and leading people to Him. In various and unique ways, she was used by the Lord to comfort and bless and touch many lives. Her four children and their spouses were blessed to call her Mom.