I remember when I was a little girl, and I use to go over to my Godparents house all the time.
My mother told me that she use to run the streets all the time, and they didn’t mind watching me.
Back in the day, my Godparents owed a farm, I remember it being one of the biggest farm ever.
My Grandmother, and my Auntie Dot use to drive at least 3hrs or less going to my Godparents farm.
Wait,Let me rewind back, when I was little my Godparents use to live right across the street from my great-grandmother house on Polk St. Later on down the years, they purchased a home with the farm with it.
I enjoyed the drive down, because I was going to visit my Godparents, and that we were going to pick some good ole fresh veggie’s from my Godparents farm. I can laugh about it now looking back, but it was hot as heck outside picking those fresh vegetables. I felt like I was picking cotton…lol…
My Godparents had a very successful business back then; I remember it being groups of people out there picking as well, they gave us cold ice water, and cold ice lemonade whenever we needed it, along with a good healthy meal, they were the best!
My Godfather, Mr.Brown was an awesome man, he was the only man, I mean the only man who was a father figure in my life; he always, I mean always told me that I was beautiful, he always told me that I was going to be a SUPER STAR!!!..lol, His words were always encouraging, and today I still can see him bending down on his knees, telling me how beautiful I was.It still brings tears to my eyes, like it’s doing now…lol.. but it does brings me to tears every time I think about it.
As I became an adult, my mother decided that she wanted to tell me that I was ugly as a little girl, and that was also one of the reasons why she didn’t want to keep me.Just think how devastating that could have been, if I believed, that I was ugly.
Well, I thank God for my Godfather, for always telling me that I was beautiful, and always showing his love toward me.My Godmother as well, they both took really good care of me, every time I was in their presence, they made sure I was fed, they made sure I had clean clothes, and they filled me with lots of love.
Today, I am grown, I am beautiful, and I feel beautiful, no matter what kind of shoes I wear, no matter how I rock my nappy hair, no matter what kind of clothes that I may have on, I’m still beautiful!
Material possessions will “never” defined, who I am, or how I feel inside!
What I’m trying to say is, parents, if you have little children or even teens, please speak encouraging, and loving words to them; because as they get older, they are going to remember, and will start to live by those words that you may have spoken to them. It will go along way, It will build their confident, make them feel so much love, help them move in a positive direction in life, help them succeed in school,and all kinds of wonderful & marvelous things can go on with them, just by you speaking encouraging words to them!
If you tell them that, their never going to be nothing, or that they are dumb, stupid or fat, those words
are going to stick into their brain, and they are going to believe that, please don’t do that.
Parents, lets speak words of love, into our children live, and also your life & others as well!
It will make a big difference, I’m telling you!
I Love you!