I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MAMA!
I will always remember MAMA.
I will always remember MAMA. She was my favorite girl.
I'll always love my mama. She's my favorite girl. I'll always love my mama. She brought me in this world. October 2, 1950 they made the announcement "It's a boy." From that moment my mother and I have shared a very special bond that has not been separated even in death. Yes I will always remember my mother. She was the first one to introduce me to the Lord. Looking back over these many years I now realize how may wonderful lessons she taught me.
She taught me to have a love for GOD and HIS WORD:
So many times I can remember her lying across my bed or I across her bed, while she would read to me story after story from the Bible. David and Goliath, the 23rd psalm, my favorite was about Job and how the Lord replenished all that had been taken away.
She taught me the value of FAMILY:
Oh how many times did she take me to see Walt Disney movies, the swan boat, the vacations to visit relatives in Georgia, Philadelphia, Baltimore and so many other places. How she was such a supporter. I never remember her missing a school performance, graduation or my first sermon. She instilled in me that I could accomplish anything I put my mind to. She would say to me "If the Lord allows you to live to be 25 will you be 25 with a degree or without a degree". In other words, you have a choice. Choose wisely.
She taught me about SACRIFICE:
I never new we were poor. I remember one day coming home from school saying to her, I had to bring a few can goods to school for the poor. She told me "Baby ,we are poor!" She went to the little corner store and purchased a few can goods so I would have something to give. She was teaching me that even though we were poor we could still help someone less fortunate than ourselves. Looking back I can now see clearer -- how there were so many things she went without so that I might have. She was always the last to eat so that she was certain that I had enough to eat. Yes I will always remember mama, She taught me about giving and sacrifice.
She taught me how to RESPECT
This lesson taught was based on the word of God Proverbs 22:6 and Proverbs
. I don't need to tell you the details of the story but it will suffice to say that my mouth got me into a little trouble and she felt it was her parental right and responsibility to mold and shape me.
She taught me to be a THINKER:
She taught me to think for myself and not to be a follower of the crowd. She taught me to value and love education. She was determined for me to get a good education so she enrolled me in METCO. (Yes I was one of the original 50 students to be a part of the METCO program). All of these lessons and so many more were taught to me by her actions rather than her words. I remember questioning her about not wearing an afro; her reply was "Baby it is not what is on the head that counts it is what is in the head."
What she taught me will always be with me.
Her many lessons will serve as a motivation that propels me far into the future. June 26, 2007 her Father called her unto HIMSELF. He decided in HIS infinite wisdom that she had suffered enough and whispered in her ear child it is time to come home.
This Mother's Day I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my wife and mother of our three children,
She, too, taught her children to love the Lord. She would use every opportunity to guide, shape and mold them. She is faithful in praying and consecrating to the Lord on behalf of her family. She is the epitome of a Proverbs 31 Woman. It is without doubt! Betty is a wife of noble character and I have full confidence in her. Many times I have witnessed her getting or staying up in the still of the night preparing food for her family and making quilts and other objects. She makes linen garments and sells them. Yes and today Her children and her husband rise up and call her blessed!