An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her 3rd Birthday

My dearest daughter, As I reflect on the last three years of watching you grow, I’m overcome with emotion. I’m overcome because I still cannot believe God blessed me with such a smart, spirited, loving and beautiful daughter. I stare at you sometimes because I cannot believe you came from your father and me. You are truly the best parts of both of us. Many times when I look into your beautiful … [Read more...]

“Thank You So Much Mommy!”

“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” Proverbs 31:28 (NIV). I say this often, but raising children is hard work. It’s not for the faint of heart. Raising children alone is even harder. It is especially hard as children grow and develop their own personalities and habits. Some of which can be quite annoying and challenging. My daughter is extremely sassy … [Read more...]

A Mom Can Make The Difference

  I gave this speech to a group of young mothers at Covenant House in Washington, DC in 2013. I believe the sentiments expressed can help other mothers who are wrestling with purposeful parenting. In Bishop TD Jakes’ book "Mama Made the Difference," he credits his mother as the one who inspired him to strive for more in his life. He gives the credit to his mother because he says that … [Read more...]