I can’t believe it has been a year since we last sat down to eat, share love and enjoy each other’s company. It has been a year since we all gathered to celebrate you as a mother and a grandmama. As I reflect on your birthday and your life, I can’t help but share a few of my favourite traits of you.
You see, growing up you didn’t fit the worlds definition of strength, you were far too kind, too forgiving, you gave the little you have easily, you cried easily and were humble to a fault. In fact some ignorant folks actually thought you were weak, you didn’t hold grudges and were so softly spoken, how could that be seen as strength?
Well fast forward a few decades, having had children of my own, having experienced life a little bit, and my definition of a strong person has completely changed. I now know that loudness doesn’t equate authority, shouty people are not necessary confident. The haughty may just be covering up inner insecurities and rudeness may be a sign of inner turmoil.
Your strength is in your ability to cry when you are overjoyed but also when you are sad, your humility is a sign of your gratitude to your maker, you are kind because of the security you have in God. All the things that may be seen as weaknesses are the very things that make you strong.
No wonder you are still full of beauty and vitality at this age, you have sown many seeds and we pray, the Lord graces you with many more years to enjoy the fruit of your labour.
As we celebrate you this year, it is our prayer that you continue to be quick on your knees🙏 and carry on keeping your heart pure.
Happy birthday Mama, happy birthday grand Mama, 3 cheers to you.