My momma was a young mom.
My momma’s everyday mood, for the most part, was “stressed out”.
My dad chose to NOT financially support his family, so it fell on her. So, why wouldn’t she be stressed out?
My childhood wasn’t fantastic, but it wasn’t horrible either. I have some great memories.
It made me who I am today…and I ain’t that bad.
My momma taught me two very important things that I will pass on to my children.
Two things that I will forever be thankful for…
1. When you don’t know what to say or pray: Call on the name of Jesus—even if that’s all you can say. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. I’ve made it through many dark nights, many sicknesses, many deployments, calling on His name.
2. Pray over your children. I can remember waking up many nights, feeling my momma laying her hands on me and hearing her pray over me. There’s power in a mother’s prayer!
I’m very thankful for a praying momma. There have been many times I have called her and she has stopped in the middle of work, in the middle of a crowd, and prayed for me. If she did nothing else right throughout my childhood, this would have been enough.
And she still diligently intercedes for her children.
She’s a good mom.
If you have some issues with your mom from the past: let them go! Remember that not only is life too short, but that moms are just doing the best they can! They are learning as they go. They all make mistakes. You will to.