Today is my mother’s birthday! She is the youthful age of 59 today! If Jesus is the foundation of my family than my mom is the cornerstone. She is always available to support, instruct, and assist us in almost every capacity of our lives. My mother not only raised my sister and I by herself but she helped raise a number of our cousins.
My mother is called “Mema” a name she was given by my son when he was a baby. “Mema” is still assisting others with her pearls of wisdom and has a multitude of “other” children! When I was growing up my mother always had room for someone in need. We had a revolving door on our house for wayward people! They moved in and got help, got the word of God, got nurtured, got guidance, got built up and then they moved on with their lives. This has not changed! she still has that same revolving door policy, and people still come for her wisdom. She has made me the Strong, Black, Spirit-Filled Woman that I am today! She has taught me what a true Proverbs 31 woman is!
She has traveled from New York to California, been to Canada, Africa and China spreading the love of God! She is an Elder in our church and is currently back in school working towards her Masters of Divinity. She is a constant source of inspiration and motivation!
Mom, We Love and Appreciate You! Happy Birthday!