Many of you know the story of “Phyllis” and how she called me by mistake over four years ago – and kept calling. She declared herself my godmother when my Mama passed away in 2012. This made me very happy.
We talked almost every day; we talked about the weather, basketball, politics, world problems, religion and family. I found that Phyllis had famous relatives and godchildren (other than me).
These included members of the Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys. She also has a nephew that is a mayor of a large city. None of this mattered, Phyllis was “my godmother.”
I’ve written about her and told stories in classrooms and on stage about our “long-term relationship.” Why? Simply because I want folks to know how wonderful she is and that sometimes there are surprises along life’s journey that are pretty incredible.