That’s My Mama

momThe boldest woman I know, without a doubt, is my mom. She has been my rock, my adviser, my best friend, my truth teller, my protector and my defender.

She has been strong, even when she didn’t need to be, just so me and my sisters wouldn’t worry. My mom has dealt with loss; her mother, father and a husband, and yet, she keeps on standing. She constantly gives, loves and supports, never expecting much in return.

As our head of household growing up, my mom made raising children and managing a home look effortless. She taught me the real meaning of unconditional love. Even through discipline, we never questioned her love for us.

photo 3 (2)My mom taught me how to be a mom with her actions, and not so much her words. I learned that sometimes sacrifices had to be made for the sake of our children, because motherhood was a choice. I also learned that your children should be able to feel just how much you love them, no matter what. Although my mother was a teen when she had me and her life had to take an alternate route than the one she planned, she has never made me feel unwanted or unloved, ever. In fact, she has always taken great pride in her role as Mama and still does to this day. Even though I am an adult with my own family, I still know who to call when I am in trouble.mommaandmeblackandwhite

Today, I want my Mama to know just how crazy I am about her, how extremely proud I am of her, and how much I admire her and what an inspiration she is to me. I thank God for using her to bring me into this world and steer me, correctly and lovingly, into 1 (3)

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to remind my Mama that she is not only bold and courageous, but an amazing example of what every mother should be.  She is bold in her choices, her style and character. It is an honor to celebrate all Mothers on this day, but especially my own. Mama. I love you, more than you know, and I thank you for unconditional love, the laughs and for still coming to my rescue when I need you. I couldn’t do any of what I do without you. Happy Mother’s Day!  photo 1 (4)

Bolder Sisters, please use the comment section below to pay tribute to someone special this Mother’s Day.


2 thoughts on “That’s My Mama

  1. Tiya, this was a great tribute to your mom, Ms. Octavia, from the outside looking in, she, like my mom, Lois Moore, is just the ‘Cats Meow’! I love this phrase when describing my mom cause hearing a cat ‘meow’ is soothing to my soul, music to my ears, and makes my heart smile…like my mama does!

    1. Yes, Yolonda. I love that “The Cat’s Meow”. That’s like saying she’s everything, because what’s a cat without a meow! Love it, girlie. We are so blessed to have the Moms that we do! Great tribute to your Mom!

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