If I were president and chairman of the world academy board for the greatest mother ever, I would nominate, Marion Cockrell.
And then by, the powers invested in me as President and Chairman, I would see who would want to keep their position on that board by making the vote open. Of course those who voted correctly would stay 🙂
This list of accomplishments that would validate this great award to an awesome mother is too long to post. However, I will share, it is a living list; that keeps growing.
I want to acknowledge my mothers most recent acts of heroic motherism. My Father made his transition this month on May 3.
My sister and I have had her love and support during this period in a way that has been truly remarkable.
With the support of my moms’ current husband, mom has been significant and instrumental in supporting her children in word, works and resources in the care of my father. Even to the point of assisting me, by designing the program for dad’s home-going service, while I was traveling to assist my sister with final arrangements. Moms contributions to supporting me and my sister in making the passing of my Father, the best experience possible has been ridiculously awesome. I do not have words to express the gratitude I have for the gift God has given me in mom.
Soooooo….Play it again sam….(yes this was on a previous post…..for momma 🙂 Happy Mother’s day Mom!!!!
Just wanted to say see you next year, to all who I have known and have impacted my life and to those who I may have impacted.
A year in review? Don’t think I have time to list and explain how great and significant 2013 has been for me. These adjectives are not necessarily reflective of good things. However, it is reflective of Life things.
2013, you have been an awesome time in my life for many reason. For both good and trying. I choose not to callously pander a resolution for the new year. Simply because life is not definitively measured by a year on the calendar.
Though, still awesomely, I have been a witness to some wonderful unplanned special life changing events. Which prompts new change.
Ultimately, a high quality life is a an option that most of us desire to see, hence for many of us the need to change, continually.
So 2014 we will see more of the things that will force us to consider change, and to be decidedly entrenched in our beliefs and values.
Un-intended activist, both passive and active I believe will be more fitted within our cultural framework.
Let your definition be your own, and one that you are proud to give an account for.
The other day, my warrior princess was competing against the best in the County. No worries though, because the best does what it needs to do, it just is… the best.
My princess had some real competition. She currently ranks in the top 10 in the County. While my princess is getting better and stronger, she has the heart of a competitor: stayed focused, pushed hard while keeping her eyes on the prize.
But the warrior princess came blazing across her lane like she owned the olympic sized pool (i’m glad no innocent bystanders were hurt during her event). Only when she completed her final lap, did she look back and see the total carnage that lay behind her finish. I was thinking, regarding the other parents; feel sorry for you, almost!
The officials have to tally all the scores from all the competing counties to determine the winners. Some teams had some very strong swimmers. Some had swimmers that, with hard work and patience i’m sure will be good swimmers.
I was too proud of my warrior princess.
I asked my princess, “princess did you do your best?” Princess: “yeah, I did”. Good!
No matter the outcome, your best will only getter better.
Hey folks, It has been a very long time coming. My schedule, is even busier than before. But I wanted to take the time out to remember, honor and share with you one of the greatest gifts that I have received. I am most certainly not the primary recipient and beneficiary, but I certainly am blessed because it.
To the Cockrell’s, with 30 years of marital fortitude you have been a blessing to me and to so many others .
In a day where in the first time in U.S. history, married couples are the minority versus un-married couples, your union serves to me
and many others as an inspiration of true love and commitment
Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!
I love both of you!
May the rest of your days be the best of your days