The blessing of a loving family.
As I think on what next to boast about God, I decided to speak about my family. I am blessed to have a family, especially one that loves me.
My dad died in 2013. He was an amazing father. One of the greatest lessons he taught my sister and I was to be independent. He told me that if I had a truck and a man came and offered me an orange, I shouldn’t take the orange because later on, the man would want to take my truck as repayment for what he gave me. That was his way of saying that I am more valuable than any material thing men have to offer. Though I miss him, I thank God for the time I spent with him; for memories and a father in my life.
My mom is quiet but hardworking. She has a passion for helping others. And she’s the love of my life. I can sit with her and chat for hour on end. We talk about work, relationships, friendships, church, movies, songs… So many things. God made her super special. I’m talking about a mother who will stay up until we (now adults) get home. A mother who will sleep in the couch just to keep our company when we’re up late studying. A mom who loves all her children, never showing favoritism. I mean, this woman has 1 son and 2 daughters, you’d think the son would naturally be her favourite, right? Well, she keeps it neutral. God sent.
My brother and sister are more like twins. They have a close relationship. Growing up, I could not stand them 😤. As they are darker in complexion than I am, they used to sing, “black is beauty, brown is corruption, and red is 💩”. And guess who was ‘red’? Oh how they made me feel as if I were adopted. But now, they both love me and are so supportive of me and my dreams. And I’m blessed to call them siblings.
I have 2 half sisters that I don’t know as much as I’d like to, but I love them. Then, there is my adopted little brother. He is super brilliant, I just hope he recognizes it soon. Last but not least, my grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins…. Time and words are insufficient…
Folks, I’m grateful. May family loves me. That’s so much right there. That’s a currency that money cannot buy. So many persons don’t know their families; while others know them but still feel like strangers amongst them. One of God’s greatest gift to me is my family.
A prayer: Daddy, help us to realize our blessings before it’s too late. Comfort those who are orphaned or feel unloved by their families. Provide them with new families who will be able to nurture them with love. Thank you, to the Almighty Father. Amen.