I have a wonderful mom. Maybe I’m a little petty, but I hate when people who are not my mom try to be my. I know you mean well, but I’m good.
God blessed me with one of the best mother’s to ever walk this Earth, I don’t need a wanna be surrogate. I have been legally able to vote and drink for a few minutes. So honestly it really pisses me off when women, especially someone I don’t know and don’t want to know decide they want to step in and be my mother.
I’m not saying that I don’t need the guidance that a mother can give you. I do. Forget Google, I have a mom. It amazes me that I can even get myself dressed. Ask Verizon, I call my mother or text her several times a day everyday. For Earth shattering things like do you remember my bra size, to mundane things like did you watch Empire?
In fact, I call her so often, I’m sure some days she wants to change her number. She never says not today dear. She listens and then gives me the best advice she has to offer. Even when the best advice is you’re grown you have to figure this one out on your own.
I should also mention that along with having the best mom ever, my grams, my Aunt Lois and my Aunt Vonda help mold me into the woman I am today. I wouldn’t be 1/4th of the woman I am if they hadn’t been there every step of the way guiding me.
Of course there are exceptions to every rule. It’s different if one of your friend’s moms takes you in and treats you like their very own. While I was in college Sharene Johnson loved on me because my mom was so far away. She also did her fair share of fussing at me too, but I needed that too. Sharene treated me like I was one of her very own and I love her dearly.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t say, it wasn’t just Mama Sharene all her sisters loved me just like my blood aunts. Some of the best advice I’ve ever received came from Grandma Alexander.
The Mecca is rough. Sooner or later Howard will break you in ways that you didn’t believe were possible. I would have never made it through college without Sharene. My mom was a lot more than a metro bus ride away. I could always call my mom. But some days you just need that mamma look or a hug, and Sharene always had just what I needed when my mom couldn’t get to me. But never in an intrusive I am taking your mother’s place.
Let me sum it by saying I have the best mom ever. I was also blessed with two women who have taken me in and loved me.
My mother raised two outstanding kids. Not that I’m the least bit biased or anything. Yes, she had a lot of help. My uncles and aunts and grandparents could have written Dr. Spock’s book on parenting.
Some people say it takes a village but you know what? My mom was a village and a half all on her on so I would appreciate it if you let her give the parenting advice for me and my brother. Clearly you don’t have the mother 101 book.