Bitter Lessons From Mummy!
About a decade ago, the end of a promising future was marked. This left me heartbroken and jolted to my core.
I began my own journey. For me and my family, it was a time of adversity. But during that adversity, I derived a deeper faith. And born of it was a commitment to devote myself to prayer and GOD.
I shed many tears. I prayed for help. I was angry. I had hit rock bottom!
I was brittle in the face of adversity. I felt singled out when adversity struck; I shook my head and wondered,”Why me LORD?”
I bitterly learned the harshness of this world.
In my early twenties, I was a mess. I was deep in a spiral of hopelessness and despair.
However, one of the greatest gifts I have received from Mummy was witnessing her courage with which she bore adversity. We had a bit of a roller-coaster life and a very challenging financial times.
Mummy remained calm, unshaken, peaceful and ebullient. She was a loving and a jovial Mum! She taught me to stand, when it was hardest to stand!
She often reminded me of a quote from William Arthur Ward that says, “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records” I chose the latter!
Today, I”m not a quitter. Throughout my life I went through adversity, pain and hopelessness.
It”s in my DNA to be a fighter!
I wait with eager expectation for matriculation and a blessed hope of achieving college education.
I must close this dark chapter in Jesus Name, Amen.