(photo: Mom with youngest brother, Gerry)
Fast forward to present state of mine;
As I reflect on a thousand and one reasons to join in the celebration of mothers around the world, today I chose to celebrate it from the moment, that moment I looked into the eyes of a 'Beautiful Black Woman' and thought she was the 'Most Beautiful 'Gift from God' to the black man. Okay, so it wasn't that deep of a thought when I was kid but HEY! In some ways it was because any woman I found myself 'Wooing' was in a lot of ways a reflection of the first beautiful black queen I acknowledged as a little kid, my Mom.
Reflecting again on that day, I can remember also thinking... 'My dad is one lucky guy to be married to such a pretty lady...'
Present state of mine;
From that point on I think my ideal woman was beginning to take shape because I observed my mother in the light of 'this is how a woman should carry herself and do things'. For starters, she's going to be a beautiful black queen who like my mother is God fearing, nurturing, selfless in her acts, can cook, speaks her mind and what is spoken is backed with words of wisdom, respectful, supportive, forgiving, and the list goes on... <= Hmmm! A lot of qualities I feel are in me... Thank you Mom for the examples you've set!
BTW, when I say Beautiful Black Woman/ Queen do know that it's not only defined by the initial physical attraction but what follows when I get to know the beauty within. I've seen and still see those moments when beautiful black women => physically! Turn unattractive really quick by what's lacking in the way they carry themselves, the things they say and or do. <= to the young ladies of today Hint hint! Carry yourself like a lady, speak like a lady and watch how much more you'll be respected and yes, gain the right kind of attention that will be healthy in you finding Mr Right.
In closing, not only do I want to wish my Mom a Happy Mother's Day I too like to extend a Happy Mother's Day wish out to my ex wife and mother to our Handsome Young Prince. She's too has displayed...
'A Love Supreme, A Mother's Love'
Happy Mother's Day Jamie
Thank you for being a beautiful mom to our son.
Wishing you Mom, the most beautiful woman in the world
A Happy Mother's Day!
I Love You!