This day marks the date you physically left me, 23 years ago. I just want to let you know that my heart will always hold a special place for you, the place where love resides.
I remember your beautiful smile and oh so many kind words, encouraging me and a myriad of young ladies. It’s no wonder why the town we lived in dedicated this day to you. Even though you were physically beautiful, your heart was much more attractive. You looked at everyone as your own, as you touched our souls with respect and appreciation. What a legacy! You taught me that a woman’s most beautiful asset ever is charisma and her prettiest accessory is her smile. We all can have this quality. With prayers and supplications, come hills or valleys, my hope is to continue this legacy.
Guess what Mom, you’d be proud to know that Angela, your beautiful granddaughter is following suit. She’s a strong woman and is bringing about change for all women in our communities, and by faith, the world. In fact, we’re working together to help this desire become reality, letting all women know, it’s “A Woman’s Business” to help fulfill one another’s purpose, not backbiting, not competing, but building up and edifying.
As you clearly spoke to me as being your treasure, she is definitely my treasure. I can truly say, my hope is being fulfilled, and it’s becoming a tree of life to me and to many others. I am proud to call her daughter and friend.
You set ths stage for this special bond and the story is playing out beautifully. Love is trickling to a great granddaughter, Olivia Simone. Stay tuned for the finale!
Thank you for your nurturing and loving “stay sweet” spirit; “till that timeless place when we’re face to face and we embrace for always.”
All my love,
Maria McKinsey is the proud daughter of Mary Ridley, mother of Angela M. Brown and grandmother of KJ and Olivia Brown. Known for her sweetness, compassion and heart for service, like her mother, she’s passing on a strong legacy of love for and service to God and your neighbors to her children and children’s children. For a closer look at this Heart of a Woman, follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
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