We’ve reached zee end of my April posts on Mary Scott Gash Thornton.
For those who have read the daily blogs, thank you, thank you, thank you. Your responses have made me smile, tear up and thank God for having people in my life like Mary and like you.
Even if you’ve just read one or two, I thank you, too.
For me this exercise has brought back so many wonderful memories of people, places and things that, though centered on Mary, have enriched my life immensely.
Much more can be said about this short, round, rosy-cheeked woman. She had a heart the size of Greenland and brought music and laughter to the lives of so many.
Mary continues to teach me. When she was alive and mothering me, I tended not to listen a lot. Examining her life over the past 30 days I have seen more clearly who she was and what she has meant to me. And to others.
My spirits have improved over the past four weeks. I do believe I’ve fussed less at David, groused fewer times at Katherine, felt less angst, sang more, cried less (except for those of remembrance and love) and generally behaved like a better human being.
Mary continues to have her influence on my life.
My prayer is that one day my daughter will have a fraction of the good things to say or write or remember about me.
Mama will never be remembered in history. Her passing left no mark on our times. But her well-lived life, her laughing spirit, her music-filled days have enriched mine immensely.
Mary Scott Gash Thornton — a woman of exceptional talent, a quiet person who was loud and clear about what she believed and whom she loved, a mom who made every one of her children feel like the most loved person in the world and a wife who loved her husband until her last breath.
I wish you could have known her. But I suppose by now you do, at least a little.
Thank you again for being with me for the A-to-Z Challenge…It’s All about Mary.