MY MOTHER'S INFLUENCE
I learned how to kneel and pray to my father God.
not to grovel with God but to ask for what I think I need.
how to weather the storms of life.
to be thankful for what I have and more will come.
to acknowledge the winds of change.
holy boldness. No more would of, could of or should
of, because life is too short.
I learned that without trust you
I should not second guess myself. My first thought is what flows from within.
to have faith in myself; feel as if the thing is here.
you teach others how to
to be silent and still when I don't know what to do.
is experiences that we are supposed to go through not vacation
you never stop learning.
I learned that
life is bigger than me.
I am a direct reflection of my family.
family is important.
generational curses can be broken.
not to take things personal when family and
hurt you because they will disappoint you.
I learned to pay my debt.
to shop for bargains.
to be sensible and never pay more than something is
I learned that a mother's love
sometimes a mother is all her children have so a true mother will protect them.
a good mother's job doesn't stop when the child is 18.
you will hear your mother's voice
when talking to your children.
I learned how
to kick males to the curve.
is a difference between a man and a male.
it's nice to have a man but you don't need one.
never let a man borrow
money without a signed receipt.
a real man knows the care of children come first
and won't feel the need to compete with them.
a real man builds
his house, not lay on a woman's back.
My mother's influence is like
a warm hand giving me guidance, wisdom, love, hope, protection and peace. That is why on this Mother's Day when I find
myself financially challenged, I remembered that my words hold more value than any dollar ever could.
Angelina Z. Barr, Happy Mother's Day 2006 to my Mom