Tribute Speech Essay

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tribute speechGerrianne Tomlinson Public Speaking May 8, 2012 I want to tell you about a woman who had the patience of a saint. A woman who had the courage of a lion, but the gentleness of a lamb. A woman who had enough love in her heart for everyone she came in contact with. A woman who despite all the hard trials, illnesses, and tragedy she endured in her life carried herself with the dignity not unlike Jackie Onassis. I want to tell you about a woman who instilled in me such a strong faith in God that my faith never waivers. I strongly believe that her prayers she still says for me every day have gotten me to where I am today. I want to tell you about a woman who never knew a stranger. A woman who would give her last dime to someone in need. A woman who always had time to listen and always had a shoulder to cry on. This woman always had a kind word for everyone she met. She always had a smile on her face. A woman who had compassion in her heart and beauty in her soul. I want to tell you about a woman who survived cancer not once but three times. A woman who endured painful and debilitating surgeries but was never bitter one day of her life. A woman who was often made fun of because her handicaps but never became angry; instead she calmed their fears and apprehensions with a loving explanation of why she was the way she was. I want to tell you about a woman who was a wife, mother, and grandmother. A woman who made it her priority to make everyone in her life know just how much she loved them. A woman whom everyone has a fond memory of and never fails to comments on what a beautiful spirit she had. This woman I am speaking of is my mother Rosie. Although she has been gone eleven years now, not a day goes by that she is not in my thoughts. It was an honor and a privilege to have her in my life. She is someone I aspire to be like. She is someone I miss

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