Mind Your Mom!
Just about every May I sit down to write Homeward Bound; I write about Mom’s Day. And why not… it is a very special day for very special people.
My Mom used to tell me, seemingly repeatedly, to do this and do that, not to do this and not to do that. ALL, I recall, very valuable advice. Looking back on it all these many years later, I can say she was, and still is, a very wise woman.
Time reveals, in fact, just about every caring Mother is a Wise Woman. I can see why we carve out a special day each year to acknowledge Moms. So here is a shout out to all Mom’s – Happy Mother’s Day!!
No words can describe the amount of love and respect I have for my mom. All of her life she has demonstrated her love to us through her care and sacrifices. So, she gets double the hugs and appropriate accolades every May from my brother, sister and me.
Unfortunately, My Mom’s Mom is no longer here. I am sure that makes her very sad this time of year. I am sure some reading this can relate and have similar stories. For ALL those whose Mom is no longer with us, may you remember the best about them. In addition to that, there are also many who never knew their Mom due to unfortunate circumstance. I bet someone played that roll in their life and they too deserve a Happy Mother’s Day!
Regardless, we can celebrate this Mother’s Day knowing Moms both here and no longer here are special in more ways than we can count.
Especially the Moms who are sitting right now by their Child’s hospital bed not too far from where I type this…
You may recall my team and I are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Children’s Health Care of Atlanta (CHOA) in 2021. We do that by donating a portion of our income from home sales to this very worthy cause.
Right now, there are kids at CHOA who are trying to beat the Cancer Monster and other nasty debilitating diseases. Children’s is one of the best non-profit hospitals at treating kids, even leading the way in early diagnosis of autism and recovery of spinal cord injury. The Mom’s with kids being treated at Children’s are most likely NOT thinking about their special day this month. They are simply just being “Mom” doing what a real loving Mom does. God bless them for it.
Your referrals help the kids…
You may know someone considering buying or selling a home. If so, please refer them to our team. Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, a very worthy cause will benefit as well.
Just give me a call or pass on my number. Thank you for giving this some thought.
A core value at our company is “the size of the hole you give through is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive through.”
As part of our Go Serve Big Mission, we proudly give back to those in our community who need help the most. In this case, the amazing kids with amazing Mom’s at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta.
My Mom told me to give all I could, no matter what I was doing. Many years later, I get to repeat it here and do all I can to help you, your referrals and try and help Children’s Hospital continue their leading-edge care and keep the costs to those families to a minimum.
Thank you in advance for the referrals
Go Serve Big!!!
P.S. The story of this young person and their Mom will make your day! It did mine. Check it out.
Kenner Williams (Age 4), Congenital Heart Defect
Bronwyn and Bill Williams said adopting a child had always weighed heavy on their hearts, but it wasn’t until they began the process that they learned how they could also help a child with special needs. “We have heard such wonderful things about Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, so I think that had a major impact on our decision to adopt a child with a heart condition,” explained Bill.
With reassurance from Children’s, the family traveled to China, where they first met their 15-month-old daughter, Kenner, and brought her home. “They handed over this tiny baby,” Bronwyn recalled. Her heart had gone unrepaired for so long. It was scary to see how much wear her body had taken.”
Upon their return to the U.S., Children’s cardiologists diagnosed Kenner with four congenital heart defects. At 18 months old, she underwent open-heart surgery. She spent time in the Cardiac Stepdown Unit and went home 10 days later. ”Within a month after being home, she was walking,” Bronwyn said. “She bounced back in a way I would have never anticipated. She’s done incredible this year!” Kenner will undergo a second surgery in her teens or 20s, but for now the family gets to enjoy an active, joyful toddler who laughs a lot, adores her big brother and loves Chick-fil-A.