I read the hospice manual cover to cover, the suggestions about memories to share, lessons learned, what your loved one taught you. I walked into the hot room with my phone playing Mahalia, and then had a better idea—to call my friend Wintley Phipps, the renowned gospel singer, and ask him to sing to my mother a cappella.He Face Timed from his kitchen table in Florida at in the morning.
Today, the United States is STILL one of the few countries in the world where paid maternity leave is not mandated.
This is a major sticking point for me, but it's just the most obvious symbol of what is actually a very insidious attitude toward child-rearing and motherhood in general.
My mom never did see the money that was due to her.
Despite the incident she still gives and encourages others to give, whether is it a donation, or volunteering your time in your community.
She raised my brother and I financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually by herself.
My mom gave her all, by that I mean, she worked two jobs to make sure her children ate properly and that they had the essential amenities to grow happily and successfully.
My mom instilled As a child, my mother displayed the seriousness of spirituality.
In which she expressed her faith in us at an early age, that prayer time was not the time to make jokes nor to complain about having to partake in it.
Another way she supported us was with love and care.
My mom She would encourage me by simply saying, "Complaining is a useless way to solve problems, but becoming active on the issue is a great way to conquer it.