Thursday, June 23, 2011

Because She Does, Thursday



Barbara sent me this beautiful tribute to her mom- very sweet and I am so happy to post it today...


How do I begin to describe someone who impacted my life the way my mother did?  She was a woman of faith, grace, compassion and believed in people.  So many  sat at her knee - people of all ages, and entrusted her with their deepest secrets, seeking her wisdom.  Her gift was to see past whatever their frailties might be to that wonderful inner strength God had given them.  She associated with celebrities and world leaders, but she was just as delighted in the company of the new friend she made at the grocery store.   She taught me to find the good in other people.  She taught me to find the good in myself.  She taught me to value another person's point of view and she taught me how to handle adversity with grace.  She gave freely of her talents, worldly goods, love and appreciation.  She never let a day go by without telling me how much she loved me and how proud she was of me.  She was gentle and kind, but had the heart of a lion when she saw an injustice.  She was able to forgive - completely.  She was loved by a great many people, but I have the honor of calling her "Mother."  I hope to be half the woman she was.  Ruth Marie Bailey March - "Mia" - Mom, you'll always be in my heart.  Your 96 years were well lived.  Heaven, I suspect, is proud to welcome it's Angel home.




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7 comments:

Devon said...

Wow, that was beautiful and very inspiring That last part made me tear up. Thank you Barbara for that post.

Anonymous said...

Very Sweet- moms are the best!

marcia said...

What a beautiful tribute and very touching. I wish I had known her and been enriched by her life.

Gail Chambers said...

That was a lovely tribute to your mother x

Cherie said...

Beautiful x

Barbara said...

Ahhh, I wasn't expecting comments but thank you! My mom and I were great friends as well as mother and daughter. I feel very, very fortunate. Thanks, Shelby, for giving me the chance to share her story! :)

Barbara Silva

Oh, Sweet!... said...

Wow, what a beautiful tribute!