Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Family Mile-stone

WOOOOOSHHAAAAAAAA….. We have 47 days till graduation.  47… this is so surreal to me right now.  This is a HUGE event for a lot of reasons.  First, Man-child is about to step out into young adult hood.  I will find out whether or not all of the preaching, yelling, crying and praying has sunk into that hard head of his.  Like all parents, I am nervous and scared but like always, I have FAITH that all is well.   I know he will make mistakes and FALL… I just pray that he uses the wisdom I have given him and his FAITH will see him through it all.

Second, Man-child will be the FIRST of my mother’s eleven grandchildren to graduate from high school.  My nieces and nephews, there are six who are older than Man-child, dropped out of high school.  The girls eventually obtained their GED’s and are working and doing OK.  My nephews… we are still praying for them.   As many know, my nieces and nephews have been subjected to a lot from their parents.  At various times, they have lived with me and my mom.  Throughout it all, I have tried to keep things constant in their lives and I have put them first, sometime above Man-child.  But, in the end, they made their choices and they have to live with them – good and bad.  I have continued to support and encourage them.

Yes, this will be a BIG event for many reasons.  I Pray that this mile-stone will encourage Man-child to reach for Bigger and greater things in his life and that it encourage my nieces and nephew under him to REACH for higher ground.    


  1. This is indeed a milestone. Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations!!! You and Man-child have done so well.

  3. Congratulations to you and Man-child. You've come a long way over a very tough road, and have survived. We will continue to keep him and you in our prayers. I hope you will continue this blog through his college graduation!

  4. Awesome! God is truly raining His blessings down on you!

  5. Wonderful! God is good. Continue to keep the faith. He's going to do just fine.

  6. I can only imagine how happy and grateful you are feeling. You have done an excellent job as mother, daughter, sister,neice, aunt,auntie-grandma,cousin and friend, etc..., In other words you are an every woman and always willing to help someone. Everyone whose lives you touch are better for having known you. Man-child is well equipped to handle whatever challenges that come his way because of his praying MAMA who instilled great values in him and lead by example. Congratulations to Geoffry on a job well done. Take a bow Mama,you "Done" good. Love You Girl!!!

    1. Big Sistah Darla.... You made me cry. Thank You so much your heart felt words :-)

  7. Ditto to everything Darla said. You are an amazing woman