My grandmother taught adults how to read long after she retired from teaching school. She taught Sunday School until she was 83 years old. At her funeral, the pastor asked the congregation to stand if they or one of their children had ever been taught by Mrs. Wade. The sound of people standing in one accord in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of OKC filled the room.
My aunt and uncle received degrees from the University of Oklahoma and are loyal Sooner fans. They were the first to teach Taylor Renee that Boomer Sooner song and celebrated victoriously when she declared her intention to attend college in Norman. For two OSU grads, Taylor's decision was an act of betrayal. When we lost sis, Linda and Robert began a scholarship in Taylor's name with the College of Education at OU. They were able to meet the recipient recently. She's a mom who has returned to school to get her degree in education and desperately needs help financially to finish. Her professors describe her as dedicated and hard working and driven by a need to change the world for future students. Linda says the recipient wants to live up to standard Taylor left.
Good deeds fill the world on a daily basis. I believe this. I just have to look for it and when I am not looking for good, I need to be doing good.
Thank you Linda and Robert - for spoiling our girl and taking the love for her to do good.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." Colossians 3:23