COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A South Carolina mother is reaching people all over the world with a social media post she wrote about the mother of the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Lisa Cole, who lives in West Columbia, posted a photo of Doria Ragland smiling as she sat at the Royal Wedding. Cole gave a shout out to Ragland who sat alone at the wedding.
“Can we just take a moment to honor this this beautiful, strong woman (Meghan Markle’s Mother, Doria Ragland) who sat alone, wistfully alone, a million miles from home -in a situation so foreign to her own life- with grace, dignity, poise, honor and deep love for the child she raised? THAT is royalty,” Cole posted on her Facebook account page.
She later comes back and edits the post to add a shout out to all mothers and women all over the world.
“So it’s 2:38 am EST and I’m overwhelmed with the solidarity shown today by not just Mamas but WOMEN. Love showed up here, Y'all. Seriously. I wrote these simple words on a whim sitting on the couch with my eight-year-old daughter on my lap after the ceremony ended because I was so deeply moved by the sight of this mother’s devotion. My heartfelt words which I never fathomed would move past my own state have now been shared and reposted and reblogged all over the world. Someone even hashtagged my name #lisacole on their Instagram and FB Page when they reposted. So cool! Keep using these words. Do whatever you want to with them to create positivity in this world. Build mothers UP! Mamas deal with so so much in life already... Postpartum. Divorce. Abuse. Neglect. Suicidal thoughts. Struggles deep and wide in ways not often spoken about with others. Why not put a smile on their faces instead?!”
She goes on to tell everyone to go hug or call their mothers if they still can.
Cole’s post has received over 1 million reactions and has been shared more than 400,000 times.
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