I’m so glad that Martha wrote in about her Mom because I just love Sherry. She is such a lovely woman and I am so glad that I have gotten to know her over the past year. They have a wonderful family and I’m incredibly happy to be honoring her today with her daughters tribute.
As a little girl people would often tell me how much I looked like my mama. At first I didn’t think much about it. As I entered the awkward teenage years I would shrug and dismiss it. But as I have gotten older and people continue to mention it, I realize what an honor it is. Not only is she beautiful on the outside, but she is truly fabulous on the inside as well.
She has taught me everything I know about being a good southern girl–how to mind my manners, be kind to everyone, make a pound cake, take a casserole when someone dies, and that there is no situation in which pearls are not appropriate.
But certainly more important than that, she has modeled life for me. From my first remembrance, Mama instilled in me the love of going to church and the importance of a relationship with Jesus. As we’ve walked this road of the last two months (“post-heart attack” as we say) I have been captivated by her unwavering spirit and constant desire to give glory to the Lord. In a situation where there has been lots of room for second-guessing and what ifs, she has steadily looked to Jesus for wisdom and has been such an example to us all.
She’s the first person I call when I have a bad day. She’s the first person I call when I have a great day. Really….she’s the first person I call EVERY day. She’s my biggest cheerleader, my very best friend and I love her more than all the Tory, Lilly, and Kate (that’s Burch, Pulitzer, and Spade in case you were wondering) in the world! Here’s to you, Mama! Happy Mothers’ Day!
Thank you so much for sharing Martha! Your Mom is a special lady and you are blessed to have her in your life! Do you want to honor your Mom or one of your Mom friends? I’d love to feature them! Send me a tribute via email and I’ll share it!