Dedicated to my mom…
How many of us have them…Friends
Ones we can depend on…
Each. and every. one. of us.
If we’re truly honest with ourselves
If we search deep within
We KNOW. From the soul of our being that we can replace Friends with another…
How many of us have them…
Ones we can depend on…
Well. I can speak. For. myself.
When I really think about my childhood
When I remember the sacrifices
I KNOW. From the soul of my being that I can’t replace her with another…
My rock, my confidant, my sounding board, my travel buddy, MY plus one…
Thank you for knowing your role.
A calm, gentle, loving soul when I needed a mom
to rub cream on my chest when I was stuffy at night,
To bandage my knees when I fell off of my bike,
To tell me
Everything is going to be alright
when the kids at school were trying to pick a fight
With me, but I knew better
Because you were a disciplinarian to…
That COLD. Hard. Piercing. Stop you in your tracks LOOK.
that “Child you can act a fool in public if you wanna” look
That “Oh, just wait til we get home” look
That “Your teacher told me what you said in class today” look.
That let me know what was coming next.
Because you knew your role,
But Friendship came later.
You uncovered that layer when I became an adult because you knew your role.
But who IS this virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.
It’s the fire in her eyes,
And the sun of her smile,
The bend of her hair,
The grace of HER style.
Because she’s a woman
Her husband can trust her,
and she will greatly enrich his life.
She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
Don’t ya know we love ya? Sweet lady
Place no one above ya, sweet lady
Don’t ya know we love ya?
Her love is like tears from the stars
When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs (hahaha) without fear of the future
NOW, I understand
Just why her head was never bowed.
See… she’s unbreakable, unmistakable
Highly capable, lady that’s making loot
A living legend too, just look at what heaven do
Send us an angel, and I thank you (Hey Mama)
Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.
Reward her for all she has done.
There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!
We thank each and every one of you.
Happy Mothers’ Day.
Tupac’s Dear Mama
Kanye’s Hey Mama
Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman
Boyz II Men’s A Song for mom
Marta Collier Youngblood