Last Saturday, I attended a funeral of Mary, a long time customer who also became a friend.
Upon her passing, her daughter reached out to me and said, “My mom and I discussed this and she wanted people to make donations to The Marketplace in lieu of flowers. She loved what The Marketplace was about.”
Rachel with The White Peacock messaged me Saturday morning and mentioned they were going to create a new tailoring school and had 8 out of 15 sewing machines purchased.
We had received funds in honor of Mary and I reached out to Mary’s daughter and asked if Mary sewed. “She did and she was quite good.” What do you think of purchasing 3 sewing machines for a tailoring school in India so more women could learn to sew? “Oh my gosh Marisa! That is amazing!”
I reached back out to Rachel and told her we would like to purchase 3 sewing machines in honor of Mary. “What a wonderful way to leave a legacy and impact a family and future generations. I love this!”
Even though Mary is no longer with us, all of the donations made in her honor are going to help the ladies in India. Her presence will still be felt.
Funerals have a way of reminding us that we are just passing through. How we want to be remembered is how we live our lives. What legacy would you like to leave behind?