Lisa L. Dalton
Teacher Davis: A Life Worth Repeating
May the life I live, speak for me.
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax. And willingly works with her hands. She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar. She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household. And a portion for her maidservants. She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good. And her lamp does not go out by night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff.... Now this is the part I really love. She opens her mouth with wisdom. And her tongue is the law kindness. She watches over the ways of her household...Many children have done well...
Mother. Annie Mae Davis, so affectionately called Teacher Davis by many. We celebrated the life of this beautiful vessel of God this past Thursday June 27, 2019. A life above reproach, a woman of integrity, grace, poise and humility. A Godly woman who touched the lives of so many. From her sweet potato pies, to her care packets. To her encouragement to follow the lead of God, to the guidance one what it means to be and look like a lady. A wife, a mother, a preacher's wife, a first lady, a Bishop's wife, a grandmother, an educator, a woman of influence. She changed the lives of many. Impacted the lives of her friends and family near and far. There was no time to be sad about the passing of this true soldier in the army of the Lord. Standing strong as a help meet and one who didn't look at service as a hardship but as a gift to those who awaited the arrival of her sweet spirit.
After I left the celebration I began thinking about my own life. As you know, our eulogy is preached while we're still here on earth. I said to myself.."Lisa, that's how you want your celebration to be." Then I asked myself this question...what will people say about me.. Will they miss me, will they speak well of me? Will they speak about my beautiful smile that I shared with the world all the time? Will they speak of the encouraging words I spoke..will they remember that I was a woman of God who loved the word and others? Will they remember me as a loving mother, wife, sister and friend? Will they remember my hugs and kisses that I give so freely? Will they remember that I was there for them when it looked like they were alone? Will my anointing be one that others will want? I pray that my legacy will be as strong as that of Teacher Annie Mae Davis, who was loved by all and missed by more.
We always say life is short after a love one passes suddenly... but do we really think about the life and legacy that we're living today before man... That's not a real question.. just something to think about. So, how do we live a life that's worth repeating. Let me say it the way Teacher Davis would say it to all those who crossed her path.
1. Put God First ! 2. Love the way God loves! 3. Give the way God gives! 4. Serve the way God serves! 5. Take no count for tomorrow..today is all we have 6. Leave a smile on every ones face you meet 7. AND remember, what you do today, will be the words that's spoken over your life tomorrow.... when ever your tomorrow comes.
Be blessed and remember to "Live a Life that's worth repeating" Thank you for your life Teacher Annie Mae Davis. Rest in the peace and in joy of the Lord.
Ms. Lisa And remember " To Find Peace Within"