Friday, June 11, 2004
Nancy and Ronnie
At this moment, Nancy is flying with President Regan's body back to the beautiful west coast...the home he loved...California, ...to have a burial as the sun sets over the Pacific ocean. Today is a bright, sunny , warm day in California , and here on the east coast it is a rainy, cool, moist day...actually, it is a good day for a funeral...a day that just makes you want to cry. As I watched the pitter patter of the raindrops fall on the rooftops of cars, on t.v., it reminded me of the teardrops of our nation, as we mourn for President Regan and his family. Watching the funeral on t.v. was quite an experience, as I joined our nation. To listen to the wonderful speeches, and yes, I listened to their every word....Margaret Thatcher, President Bush, and the former President Bush. But for me, Nancy, along with her husband, Ronnie, was the hero. She strongly stood by her man in life, ....in sickness, in great times, in sad times, and yes, in death she was there,,,and now beyond death into eternity........Their's was a true "Love Story."....She is the hero. She "loved her man,"...and still does..........can we really say that about many marriages in our society?......I doubt it. In a country where our divorce rate is 50%......what has happened to love and devotion in our country?..........So, I'd like to say, she is my mentor....the woman I look up to. "STAND BY YOUR MAN.".......Need I say more? If you love your man, stand by him at all times...love with-holds all things....the good, the bad, the ugly..........And yes, to me, Nancy is an icon. Throughout the funeral, she shed not a tear. Her face sturdy, but weakened as the day progressed...she did it all for Ronnie. He was by her every step of the way...and she knew it......Their's was a "fairy-tale life."......From the glamor of Hollywood and stardom, to the dignity of being President and First-Lady, they had it all!........But most of all, they had a tremendous love for each other, and devotion. Let us learn a lesson from them. It is ok to "love' and "be loved.".................So, together, my prison wives and loved ones, we continue to love our man.......And so be it.