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As I sit here this morning thinking about all that God has done for me I am reminded of three things on this Christmas Day! God has blessed me with his son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He has also blessed me with my two daughters, Diamond Lena’ Starling who was born December 25, 1996, Kamille Padgitt and my grandson Bryson Saint Woods. Last but not least, I am very grateful for family. God has already been good to me. If He decides not to do anything else he has already blessed me. On this Christmas Day, I will celebrate the previous gifts God freely gave to me. Gathering with family and friends while eating the meal I prepared will be met with gratitude. I thank God for his mercy and grace. He provides me with everything that I need. All glory and honor belongs to Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20)
The one gift I want my family and children to appreciate year after year is their relationship God. This relationship is most important above all ties. When you nurture and mature your relationship with God you have all that you need. God will provide over and over again those things of necessity. If we delight ourselves in the LORD, He shall give us the desires of our heart according to Psalm 34:7. I also want my family, children and friends to experience the same internal joy that God gives to me.
God has been a doctor when I was sick or needed to be healed. He has been a lawyer when I needed Him to show up in court to work things in my favor. He is my comforter when I can’t talk to anyone else and He is the righteous judge when Satan is an accuser of the brethren. I only turn to God who has proven Himself over and over again to me. He remains faithful to me even when I am not faithful. He is the everlasting rock I hold on to in times of trouble and when storms come. He humbles me when I need to be humbled and exalts me in due season. All that I am as a result of my past and my present and all that God has pre-destined for me to become is because of HIM and HIS promises to me. He knew me well before I showed up in this earth realm. He has a plan for my life. He amazes me with His wonderous works and they are always marvelous in my eyes. I am excited with anticipation of what He will do in the next second, minute and hour. He is always at work in the lives of His children.
This weekend I can’t help but reflect on my accomplishments as a mother. The two accomplishments I am most proud of are my two daughters Diamond and Kamille. They give me the inspiration I need to do my best in all that God gives my hands to do. It hasn’t always been easy rearing two girls as a single mom. There were often times of rebellion, ungratefulness, and disobedience from the dynamic duo, but what kids don’t try their parents. It is all apart of growing up and them finding their way. As a mother I have lead the way and provided the best examples that I could. On this mother’s day I am feeling blessed because I see the fruits of my labor in my kids.
My proudest moment with my oldest child, Diamond was seeing her graduate from high school. I was so thankful that her dad and I got her to the finish line of public school. She has become an adult and is making her own decisions. The hardest thing was for me to get out the way and let her learn on her own. I was so used to guiding her while holding her hand to prevent her from falling. As mothers we do this when they are toddlers beginning to walk. I will never stop being a mother, giving advice, and helping to make sense of things when she has her own kids.
My proudest moment so far with my youngest child, Kamille was this weekend. On Saturday, Kamille won 1st place out of 20 Dallas ISD students selected from various schools for her performance in the Beginner Debate Team category. The debate tournaments are sponsored by the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance. Kamille is a very smart and intelligent young lady. She has always been good at presenting her case with me to stay out of trouble. She often tries to debate her way out of punishments when I lay down the law. I couldn’t help but cry at her awards ceremony when they announced that Kamille won 1st place. Wow!, this child is really good at debating any issue. I felt so proud as a mother, knowing I have done something right with both of my children.
Mothers don’t ever give up on your children. Happy Mother’s Day!