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DEAR MOTHER

I would like to send this to all the mothers around the world because you   deserve thanks!

Dear Mother,

I love and cherish  you  for all you’ve done for me.

Thank you for keeping me safe and giving me a feeling of being free.

Although, I made mistakes that could have led me into a lot of trouble.

Because of your love and guidance, God has decided to bless my life with double.

I never knew how much I should appreciate you until I raised my own children.

And how you wore all those hats playing chef, doctor, teacher, mother and friend.

Mother Son

Even when I didn’t understand everything you said it would become clear for a good chase.

Now that I understand, I salute you and know that you could never be replaced.

By the way, I apologize for the times I didn’t listen to your wisdom you took time to share.

All along you were trying to protect me and help me see my way because you truly care.  

 A Rose for Moma

While observing commercialized businesses celebrate Mother’s Day yearly.

It gives me a chance to remember your hard work so I honour you dearly.

I know we can’t ever repay you for your time and effort given like an angel from above.

But through my appreciation and gratitude as your son I would like to say thanks for all your love.

So since I realize how much you care and have my back with great merit.

Now I can live a long healthy life just as you taught me always giving you and God all the credit.

 Thank You Moma

Thank You Mother!

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your

Love to  my mother Rose!

 

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Change America By Helping Future Generations

With all the shootings and violence around the world. I pray that our nation and community becomes safe again. Every day I’m mentoring or helping some parent and their children with the day to day struggles of peer pressure and self-development.
Statistics: Did you know that 1 out 2 boys got into a fight at school in 2013 and at least 35% fought 3 to 4 times. And 1 out of every 4 girls fought last year due to social conflict and quarrels over boys.

boys fighting at school

In this season I would like to be friends with positive people and a friend of God. I have never seen him before. But when good people do great things it’s a sign that he exists.
We have to take our kids back! If this audience doesn’t have any children or if their kids are all grown up? Let’s remember those parents who are still raising theirs.

Pray for our children
I pray parents and children become better examples in public places. Also, parents lead our communities with integrity in front of those children who need us most. I’m not saying be a role model, I’m only saying know your role on earth towards kids who need our guidance best.

As I lead the next generation in my community down the road of excellence. I pray that our eyes are open and we are able to hold hands with great people like you who see a clear vision for creating a generation of road scholars and good hearted individuals that provide our communities a brighter future within our nation.

Scripture: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10)

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Single Parents are things wearing you down?

While being a single parent, I raised my children full-time, worked full-time, enrolled in college, did volunteer work for a charity organization and helped out at church. Oh, of course, don’t forget about pay all the bills. I cut that schedule in half because it was wearing me out. After raising my children and see them graduate from college, “I thought my work on earth had ended”. I was tired and ready to take a permanent nap.

 Graduation

Since, my ex-wife didn’t help me; I realized early on that I was on my own. That was painful but I managed to handle my responsibilities and move on with my children to raise.  She only showed me what she weren’t willing to do like raise kids. Her leaving us made it possible for me to raise my children in peace and with fewer distractions.

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Also, I could read books and learn how to help my children without her always complaining about me going about things based on education and spiritual intuition. It also eliminated unnecessary arguments and helped me with my mission to  raise healthy children. I’m not saying marriage is bad. I’m only saying have the right partner. And be willing to do your part as single-parent.

 Single Parent Juggle

Obviously it’s not healthy to take on too much and try to juggle more than you can handle. It’s wise to ask for the help you need. My family was good for babysitting when my children were small. But as they reached 8 and 9, I took my children everywhere I went. My alone time was after the children had gone to sleep.

Children and family members must be sensitive of your needs and respect you as a single parent because there are some drawback moments that put you on edge.

My friends never knew how on earth I seem to manage all the things I did. As much as I love my children. I didn’t realize how much raising kids had aged me and became somewhat uncomfortable at times.

Aging

The more you learn and the smarter you become. You will find ways to slow down aging. The key is to avoid things that create stress and depression from occurring.

Read all you can and listen to what children are saying. Also, listen for what they don’t say. You have to read between the lines to understand how to communicate well with them. This way you can have peace of mind and prevent unnecessary stress.

You deserve to live long and strong while raising your children. Just because you are a single parent doesn’t mean you need a partner. You just need to be wise and know your boundaries brothers and sisters. And don’t allow kids or people to wear you out and use you. People don’t know how you really feel behind the hard work and smile.

Live A Little

Therefore, every chance you get, spend quality time with yourself and treat yourself to a great time out on the town alone or with someone you enjoy. Before you know it they will be gone unto another life with the person they call important. Meanwhile, have balance and enjoy what you call important.Spend Time Having Fun

God bless you so keep reading and listening to your intuition.

 

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The Fatherless Project

The Fatherless Project

Lived in the projects

When our house had burned down, we could only afford to move into the projects. My brothers changed over-night after my parents separated. They went from carrying bibles in church to carrying guns in the hood. They ran away, start using drugs and became incarcerated due to an absent father. By the time I had reached age 8, my brothers had been in and out of jail at least 3 times. Two of my brothers spent hard time in the prison. One of them spent 20 years and my other brother did 10 years. But through prayer and hard work as a family, today, they are all doing well working and taking care of their families living productive and righteous lifestyles.

Look at the statistics on what occurs when the father is absent in the home.

STATISTICS

  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
  • 71% are high school dropouts
  • 68 % smoke, drink, or use drugs
  • And 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes

In Jail

My brother that was incarcerated for 20 years. My family started taking me the first 10 years to visit him at age 8. By 18, I was driving them the last 10 years to visit him. We would go in smiling glad to see him and leave out crying sad to leave him.

NOTE: My brothers were good boys growing up. They didn’t want to live like hoodlums. Sometimes people make mistakes and become examples in a negative way temporarily only to teach you what you shouldn’t being doing.

Wisdom: So don’t be quick to judge others just pray for them that God bless them to see truth and have the strength to pursue it.  

Pray for family members

Pray at all times because you never know when that special person or family member may decide to change. Don’t give up there is a brighter future ahead for you and yours.

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