This Mother's Day has me thinking about my lineage of mothers, from my mother to her mother to her mother. And also my father's mother and her mother.
What I most admire about really good moms (and all who play this role)
For Mother's Day I want to write a quick post about my admiration for moms (and the other folks who act as moms). I think about you pretty often as I go about my daily life. You know when? It's when I'm very tired, dragging myself around in the late afternoon or evening. Or when … Continue reading What I most admire about really good moms (and all who play this role)
What I wish I had asked my relatives while they were alive: 4 types of questions
There are so many questions that have come to me after my parents and their generation have crossed over, especially questions about their parents and grandparents. I wish I'd thought of those questions when I had the opportunity to ask. Now during the holiday season, you might have a chance to ask some of these … Continue reading What I wish I had asked my relatives while they were alive: 4 types of questions
Considering My Own Racism: My community’s history regarding slavery
I never wondered who these enslaved people were and what their lives were like. They were just a part of the church and community history, like the fingerprints in the church bricks.
Don’t make fun of your parents! This is why.
Why shouldn't you make fun of your parents? I'll give you the short answer first. Because you'll end up experiencing all of the things you made fun of! Yes, it's as if you apply a curse when you make fun of your parents. That you assure yourself of having to experience the very same things. … Continue reading Don’t make fun of your parents! This is why.
Father’s Day Gratitude
Another Father's Day comes around, and my Facebook feed is full of photos of fathers. That prompts me to add my contribution to this day of gratitude for fathers. My father was steady and dependable. He was kind and nonjudgmental. He contributed to his community through volunteer service in a variety of roles. Daddy has … Continue reading Father’s Day Gratitude
Strong, Independent Mothers Raise Strong, Independent Daughters
Though I could hardly write a better Mother's Day tribute about my mother than I did three years ago (here), this week I've had strong, independent women on my mind. So that's my topic this year. How did my mama raise my sister and me to be strong, independent women? It wasn't by saying those … Continue reading Strong, Independent Mothers Raise Strong, Independent Daughters