A Special Mother’s Day Tribute, 2018
By: Michelle O’Kennard, MHS
As a child, I was blessed with good role models who took the time to mentor me and guide me in the right direction. I had a very close childhood friend named Queenie, who lived 1 block behind me. Her mother, Mrs. Elvira Vaughn, took me into her home as if I was her very own. She taught me the Bible while she did my hair for school, made sure I had a hot bowl of oatmeal (with raisins) waiting on me at the breakfast table with her own children, and gave me a hug every day before school and reminded me that I was special. I loved her just as much as I felt she loved me and she was not afraid to show that love and support. She made room in her heart for me and did not hold back. In her home, I was able to find comfort and peace from the chaos of the outside world. For Mother’s Day 2018, I would like to publicly thank Mrs. Vaughn for all that she has done for me. I believe that God will put people in your life to help you on your journey when things get difficult. For me, she was that person who saw a need and stepped in to help me along my way. Thank you and continue to rest peacefully Mrs. Vaughn. You will forever be in my heart. Happy Mother’s Day!
Michelle O’Kennard, MHS