I can remember when my grandmother used to say, baby just keep living. It’s so funny how the older women in my life, set up a foundation to help me understand life as it would unfold. I can remember when my oldest sister would come in and say certain things about her friends, my grandmother would say, baby you don’t have no friends. I could remember my grandmother would say, mind the business that pays you, in other words, stay out of folks business. And furthermore if you had any business, it would be paying you and you wouldn’t have time for nothing else. As the saying goes, WHEWWW CHILE!! Lol I could remember vividly how she would just put us on so much game(as we call it today), as if she knew we would face the same things she had been through in her younger and older life!
I tell you, if you didn’t have a grandmother you missed out on some very important moments in your life. I sit and think about all the things she would tell us, that is honestly happening in our lives now. I can remember her saying always lean and depend on God, because he is your only friend. Wheeewwww that one statement alone has carried me through my darkest moments in my life. Oh how grandmothers just knew what was coming and what to say to prepare us for what was coming.
I think most of us who have lost our grandmothers, feel like the heartbeat of our worlds are gone. The heartbeat of the family, the rock of the family, the glue of the family, the head chief of the family, and just the strength of the family. If you are like me, you look back over your life and moments with your grandmother, if you were fortunate to have one, and just smile. You have to give thanks to her because she really set the foundation for everything you would go through in life. Whether or not you listened to her or not, her teachable moments are with you. That’s generational lessons!!!!
Your grandmother taught you how to carry yourself as a lady. She showed you how to care for your children by introducing a babydoll to you early on in life. She taught you how to keep your home. She even taught how to keep your man lol. Even though most of us look at them and think, how did you put up with grandpa lol. Truth of the matter is, it displayed character. Through that type of character we as a generation know how to distinguish between what we want in a man and what we don’t want. The reality is this, those women back in the day, taught us things that would last for decades. How to love and how to forgive. How to show compassion for others. How to let things go that would eventually not matter anyway, once we let whatever go that didn’t serve us positivity.
We can look at 2019 and the moment in time we are in just makes me smile. As we get degrees and start businesses, they started all of this! Because of their limited education, we found our way to get educated. Like none of this is by coincidence. It was all planned for a greater purpose way bigger then them.
I find myself in an awe of how much they went through only for us to benefit and reap what they have sown for our lives. We are living off our grandmothers prayers!!!
WE ARE LIVING OFF OF OUR GRANDMOTHERS PRAYERS!!!!
WE ARE LIVING OFF OF OUR GRANDMOTHERS HOPES AND DREAMS!!!
WE ARE LIVING OFF OF OUR GRANDMOTHERS MISTAKES AND LESSONS LEARNED!!!
WE ARW LIVING OFF OUR GRANDMOTHERS FOUNDATIONS THEY HAVE SET UP FOR US!!!
Remember in your spare time, whisper to your grandmother, and tell her THANK YOU!!! SHE IS A TRUE LEGEND!
They didn’t have much in the physical, but boy did they have SO MUCH IN THE SPIRITUAL!!!
How can you not live in abundance when not only has God paid the price, but your grandmothers have set you up for success. Even when you didn’t listen at a time in your life, if you are still living, YOU HAVE TIME! 😊
Find hope with knowing it was all for a price that has been paid!
When you walk in a room, you are NEVER ALONE!!! YOU WALK IN A ROOM WITH ALL OF YOUR ANCESTORS!!! That is where the BOLDNESS COMES FROM AND THE CONFIDENCE SHOULD COME FROM! It is powerful!!!
BE BOLD AND BE FREE!!! YOU ARE BUILT TO BE BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT, A BUSINESS WOMAN, AND EDUCATED TO CARRY THESE NEXT GENERATIONS TO COME!!!