For many of us, our parents are our role models. In our family, Mother was such a whirlwind of domestic activity that it was impossible to imitate her. I tried sewing creations that my son and I would wear, but I could never approach Mother’s ability. I can cook and bake, but I discovered that duplicating her success in baking led to weight gain!
Mother, known to her friends as “Kay” Hunt, was so amazing that for years I felt inadequate. However, over time, I have realized that I can do things that she could not. My talents are in the academic realm. I have linguistic ability that Mother did not possess. I also have research ability that I use in writing. Learning to accept God’s gifts while minimizing my comparison with Mother and other family members has led to self-acceptance and confidence. For that I am thankful.
Although Mother passed away years ago, she still lives in my heart. That’s because love never dies. Perhaps you may read more references to her in my writing in years to come. This photo of Mother was taken when my husband and I married.
My husband and I pray that we can reflect our Lord to others, just as Mother did. Toward that end, we have a website. We welcome you to explore our postings on our “Webbsite” at: http://www.maryhuntwebb.com/
Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.”
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