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" In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16 (ESV)
Happy Mother’s Day and what a great day it is for all mothers step in moms and soon to be mothers.
This is not the traditional day honoring moms but this is my Mother’s birthday aka Delores Estelle, Lois, Aunt Lois, Aunt Delores for me my mommy. ❤️🤗
Gone but definitely not forgotten. I will always love you. She was taken from me in a violent way to domestic violence in 1974. One may say that was so long ago. I have been told to move on and let it go. I say it feels like yesterday.
I love my mommy and always will, I will never forget her. I cherish these photos as I make it a priority to reminisce on the beautiful and #happytimes.
#You only get one mom but to God be the glory he will send help, aide, support comfort of your natural mother through others. Granted not all mothers were the best but they did the best they knew how. Without a mother there would not be you. I miss her touch, her counsel, her discipline, her love, her support, her smile, her nurturing.
If your mother is living please do not take her for granted . Do not put off apologies , forgiveness , embrace, or showing affection . This is something you will regret.
A whole lot of talk about ……#photoshopped ,#airbrush ,#photofilter and #vanity. I will #admit for a long time I was too #ashamed to #takepictures or show them. #thatwasthen now I #celebrate #myimperfections for they #witness #mystrength and #victories over #cancer, #domesticviolence and many other #adversities #nofilters #scars #evidence #battleswonleswon #cancersurvivor #waroncancer #cancerwarrior #overcomer #sixtimecancersurvivor #nomoreshame #builtforit #exposures #thankyoujesus #celebrateyou #beyourself #youcanttellitlikeican
When I look back on my life, I see much pain, mistakes, poor choices and heartbreak. However, when I look in the mirror, I see not a victim but one victorious, I see perseverance, I see wisdom, I see strength, I see love, I see a winner, I see an over-comer, I see a warrior. One who not just overcame obstacles but by the grace and mercy of God is overcoming all obstacles in her path and always keeps a smile on her face making like it never happened. So thankful to quote my spiritual mom’s Dr. Rachelle Benson most noted cliche “God will make it as though it never happened”.
This is what child molestation, child abuse, neglect, betrayal, domestic violence, cast out, cancer, rape, incarceration, homelessness, brutality, and hatred survivor, warrior ,unbroken looks like.
I liken my life to the child toy weeble wobbles, they”weeble and wobble but don’t fall down” I have been knocked around and about but not out. Bruised and scarred but undefeated. Celebrating all survivors, and encouraging all weary that defeat is not an option, do not lose hope I am certain what God has and still is doing for me He can, is and will do for you!!!