Merry meet Friends!
Michelle here, bringing lots of light and love!
"Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart!" .....Hallmark
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!
If you have ever mothered anyone, then you know this is a true statement. We, mothers and those we nurture, don't always agree, but the love is absolute and unquestionable. I have four children (4), count them. LAWD!! (lol) My grandmother asked me many years ago, if anyone had told me when I was a teenager that one day I would have 4 children, what would I have done? I told her I probably would have slapped them. I always wanted to be a career woman and an auntie whose visits would be anticipated with great joy. I have more children than my sister who always wanted to be a wife and mother!
Having my children has given me a joy that I don't believe I would have had otherwise. Even with the ups and downs on both parts, I wouldn't change this journey if I could. I have learned so much from them although they have all at some point called to thank me for different things I've taught them or shown by example. Once, my youngest daughter Tiffany who was in her first year at Howard, called to tell me how much she appreciated me cooking every night. When I asked what brought that on, she replied that some of the young women were talking about their teenage years at home. She said some of their mothers stopped cooking when they turned 16. Tiffany mentioned that I cooked every night and they were amazed. She felt such gratitude that she wanted me to know how she felt. Donnie, Zakiya and Jason have all called to simply say, "Thank you". Zakiya refers to me as her spiritual mentor, Jason feels that I was the best mom for his personality and Donnie always feels as if we grew up together. He loves Tupac's song about his mom.
My eyes tear as I think of these things. It's so nice to be appreciated by your children because sometimes, some of us wonder if anything we did meant anything. As if this writing I'm on my way to DC to spend Mothet's Day with Tiffany, her fiancé and his mother. I don't know what's been planned. When I asked her, she said, "Mom, can you just be in a moment?" Typical Tiffany. I only know that she and I are going to her church, Unity of Washington, together. I will reveal all in next week's post. For now I'm going to sit back and enjoy this ride on, wait for it, Greyhound. Those who read my blog know of the adventures I've had on Greyhound. LOL. Stay tuned. Happy Mother's Day once again. Live, laugh, love and appreciate those who have mothered you and those you mother. Most of all appreciate yourselves for having endured, learned and keeping your sanity ( for those that did), even when you didn't see eye to eye but always felt heart to heart!
Until next Sunday,
Merry part and merry meet again,
Gypsi Mama Michelle