Motherhood! I consider it the best job a woman could ever have. I became a mother at the age of 20, my freshmen year in college at Michigan State University. I was one of the first in my family to attend a college/university. Regretfully, I knew that sharing the news of my pregnancy would disappoint many who believed in me. I even considered having an abortion so I wouldn’t have to let anyone down. I’m so grateful I made the right choice to keep my child!
Full speed ahead, my son is a recent graduate from the University Of Michigan with a degree in Architecture. His two younger brothers; one age 18 who is now a freshmen in college at Clark Atlanta University and another age 10; a fifth grader.
My husband and I, who’s also the father of our 3 sons have been married going on 20 years this coming Spring. We honor, value and know the importance of family. We were both raised in homes without a father. We vowed to ensure that our children would be raised in a loving home with both of us active in their lives.
To nurture is to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development. Nurturing Early On is Necessary! An African Proverb reads: “The ruin of a nation, begins in the home of it’s people.” What a powerful and true statement! We live in a world filled with racism, prejudice, crime, lack, hate etc…A lot of it stems from the heart conditions of the people. Statistics show that the conditions of the home in which children ages 0-8 are being raised in, play a huge part on the outcome of their future. The lack of love, attention, training, correction etc…can cause a negative impact on the life of the child as they grow older.
I am not naive to the fact that my 3 brown skinned sons will often be stereotyped because of who they are; Black Men. However, I know the importance of nurturing my children to help build their character and affirm who they are; Fearfully and wonderfully made! Children of the most High God. We have trained them to fear God and the importance of making the right choice. They and responsible for the decisions they make. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. We make sure to speak life into and over them often.
My sons are leaders of today and tomorrow. It’s up to us to cultivate this reality to ensure they are an asset to our nation and not a threat! Are they perfect? No. However, we are training them up in the way that they should go, under the authority of a perfect and holy God. #Faith #Family