Being a child of color in the 1960's and 1970's I had few people on television who looked like me. Additionally, my early school books Fun With Dick and Jane were also void of people who looked like me. I never gave any significant thought to these blatant omissions. Fortunately, I didn't have to look outside of my home or enter into the portals of TV Land to find a beautiful strong woman of color. All I needed to do was look at my mother. She was youthful, intelligent, attractive, and hard working. She was like a mother and big sister rolled up in one. We always had fun. Playing Scrabble, Life, Old Maids, Jacks, Monopoly, Shenanigans, and playing school were part of our regular routine. She had a great figure and watched her caloric intake while exercising daily. Today, as a women in her 70's she is still youthful, intelligent, attractive, and hard working. She is proof that beauty like a flawless diamond has many facets.I love you Ma. I am eternally grateful to you for being everything I needed as a child and as a woman today.
It is so easy to get lost inside of our minds and believe things about ourselves that are untrue. Sometimes we have to step back and consult with the ultimate authority regarding our importance and significance to the Creator of the Universe. Psalm 139:1-18 O Lord , you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up.You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord . You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit. I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength w
I PRAY GOD'S CONTINUED BLESSINGS UPON YOU MY DAUGHTER!!! I LOVE YOU DEARLY!!!ReplyDelete
I could not have stated this any better Sis. Thankfully we didn't have to look far to find a strong role model. It was so cool to have a Mom all the other kids in school thought was soooo BEAUTIFUL. In spite of her youth she managed to feed us fruits, greens, beans, carrots, oatmeal, Corn Flakes instead of Frosted Flakes, and DIDN'T give us sodas (loaded with sugar). Pops brought the money home and she VERY WISELY spent it.ReplyDelete
SMART, YOUNG, and BEAUTIFUL then. SMART YOUNG, and BEAUTIFUL NOW!!!!