Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts.
Tonight, I attended the Guerin Catholic High School production of “The Little Mermaid.” So many talented and enthusiastic young people were involved in this play, and it truly was an adventure in joyful noise! Among the stars of the show were two former SLDM ladies, Annabelle and Lindsey Bork. Goodness, these two ladies are full of personality…and WOW…beautiful voices! Their pretty terrific dad is a handsome guy named, Jason, but today I’d like to tell you more about their beautiful mom, Pam!
The mom of four great kids, Grant, Annabelle, Lindsey and Stella, Pam is incredibly supportive and loving as a mother. What else? I once went to a Luke Bryan concert with Pam and Jason, and it’s then that I learned Pam is from southern Indiana– maybe she said Jeffersonville? In any case, the woman enjoys music and she knows how to laugh and have a good time! See the photo above and tell me I’m wrong? Impossible, right? Over the years, I’ve watched her parent her children from afar and I’ve noticed her faithful heart. Mostly, though, what stands out for me about Pam is that she is just plain kind.
She’s completely genuine, the type of person who does lovely things for others because of who she is, and not because of what she might receive in return. She keeps it simple. Pam just does the next right thing.
A successful person to me is being good-hearted, authentic, curious and thoughtful. It’s a bonus if you also know how to laugh and misbehave just a little. Pam Bork is all those things. I’ve watched her shower sunshine on her own very blessed children, random grade school kiddos she was serving in a volunteer capacity, and on moms in the carpool line who just needed a hug or a smile. Among them, yours truly.
This gal is a truly fantastic human being. That’s why this evening as I watched her daughter, Annabelle, completely sparkle in the role of “Ariel” in the Little Mermaid, then when I spotted her sassy girl Lindsey on stage singing with her sister…well I smiled for her good fortune. Nothing makes a mom’s heart sing like seeing their children happy doing what they love! It was a moment I know she will always cherish. She deserved that moment because she’s one of those people I have always noticed from my nearby perch who is just the salt of the earth.
I read this quote today, and it made me think of Pam, who numerous times made my day in during that 16-year run I had in the SLDM carpool line by taking a moment to share an affirmation or even just tell me something positive she noticed about one of my sons. We all need those unexpected moments of consolation! If all women affirmed the ladies around them like Pam does, this world would be next level amazing. So, I’ll finish my post today by sharing a quote I love and saying THANK YOU PAM BORK for showing us all what character, integrity and kindness are meant to look like. Kindness oozes right out your eyeballs, and it’s just incredibly beautiful. Color me inspired! BRAVO!
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” (Bob Kerrey)