In 1996, when Martha Sue Coleman passed away, my several-months long overriding thought was this … “life will never matter again, because my Mama is not here anymore.”
But upon deeper reflection, I realized this: Martha Sue Coleman IS here, despite almost two decades after her passing. The career I found … not in her lifetime, but later … has as its core the need to be nice to people. That’s what Martha Sue Coleman was … nice to people. She had a kind word to say about everybody … no matter what. And people loved her for that. I know I did, because wow, did she ever have kind words to say to and about me, all the time. Kind words touch deep.
I’d love to say I have kind words for people every day, all the time. Unfortunately no, but more often than not, I do. And when I do, I know the source of that kindness. It comes from Martha Sue Coleman, my mother.
Heaven is no doubt benefitting from her kindness, her smile, her laugh, her spirit, today. And 17 years later, her spirit lives in ne.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. I sure do miss mine.
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