Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Mother of the Grad.
I loved it when Martha, my FBS's host mom called me that on the morning of his graduation. It just sounded so on point. Mother of the Graduate. I'm yet to be the Mother of the bride or groom but I suspect it will feel just as special as it felt being at the University of Rochester for the very first time ever that sunny day of May 17, 2015. The day A.K graduated. My first child. Our first son. The first grandchild in our family! What a day! What a mighty God we serve! I was a happy mess.
The past fours years had not been a ride in the park. There had been some phone calls from my son that saw me wishing I had super powers. The kind that could empower me to travel supersonically to where he was to hug and encourage him. And yes, sometimes to smack him upside the head! *smiling* Alas! I had no such powers. I had better. I had A Super Power and He was and is always on my side. Yes, all those times when I couldn't be there myself to hug my FBS. I asked my PapaGod to and He never failed. I just bless His name! I have to say a huge thank you to all my Joined Up Motherhood (JUM) moms. You know yourselves. Together we stood in prayer over all our children. No doubt, God heard our prayers. He is ever True.
You know, when I stepped into 2015, I didn't fully grasp how significant a year it would be for me. I'm celebrating some serious milestones. Major ones. Now, I fully understand why the devil has been on my case. The goat just doesn't want me to enjoy God's blessings in peace. If it's not this. It's that. Anything to make me stop living. To root me to one spot. To ensnare me in the 'waiting trap'. I don't know why we sometimes let 'waiting' consume our lives. There is so much to enjoy already!!!
Anyway, me? I'm not a 'learner'. I jump am pass. Not always but most days. Yes, most days, say 5.5 out of 7 days I am living and not just existing! I am enjoying my 'great now' while I wait for my 'greater tomorrow.' In short, I am fully aware of how faithful God is every day. Like the day I watched my FBS become a Graduate! I was alive when he started and I was alive to see him finish. Personally, right there is one great gift from my PapaGod. And by the special grace of God, his father and I will be alive to witness many more special moments in the lives of all our children. I pray same for you in the Matchless name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
So how does it feel to be Mother of the Grad? I can't really put it in words right now.
But I can share this with you:
I listen to AK these days; I read his blog; I see how he processes his thoughts and the way he interacts with people. I think about my Only Princess; the way she smiles just like me, how much she has grown up and her relentless quest for excellence. I smile as I hear my LBS down there chatting with his Papa ( or is it his brother now? They sound alike somehow these days). I allow my mind track back over my life with my MGM. Our Bhenz story is a never-ending one and has the making of an epic tale of deep, relentless love. I re-live the testimony of my Aburochild, Mrs. Gąska and I play back memories of my brother and parents....and as I do all this, I just begin to worship God within me.
I may not know how I feel but I know who and what I am.
My name is Salt, Mother of the Grad and
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