Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mother's Day, everyday...

Hello friends! I hope and pray that all is well with you. Things are on the up and up and frankly I can't complain. I do, however want to just say that my last post, although honest, was a bit too personal. I am more then happy to share my life and have no issues with letting things out. But, I have made it my misson not to let my emotions run this blog. And with that, lets get into this post

Those two beautiful, fabulous and AMAZING women in the picture above are my mother and grandmother. I can not even begin to tell you how much I love these to women and how absolutely grateful to God that they are in my life. With that being said, I also know that there are so many people without mothers. Not just those who have lost their moms and that pain in itself is devastating, but those who really never had a mother. I look at the situation in Cleveland, with the three women who were held captive for 10 years. Two of them returned to loving families, mothers, grandmothers, aunts...women who have prayed for those young ladies. The third women has refused to see her mother, grandmother and any other family due to past strain on their relationship. No welcome party for her...all alone. It is times like these that I know that celebrating my mother and grandmother is not a one day thing. I celebrate them EVERYDAY. From every sacrifice my mother paid for to daily life with my grandmother. I am who I am because of these women. They are my role models, my confidants, my friends, my teachers, my spiritual leaders and everything else in between. And then I begin to think of all the other women who have shaped me. My great aunt, Elizabeth Banks, my great grandmothers Theresa Dixon and Odell Caudle. My aunts, my Sunday school teachers, the ladies at church, women I've met in Japan, Georgia, New York and all over the world. My friends, who at times mother me when its needed. Oh the blessings are countless. Who are the mothers in you life and how often to you tell them that you love and appreciate them? Don't wait until the middle of May to let your feelings be known.

This is why I can smile everyday. This is why my heart is full. They are my foundation, my ground, they hold me and give me strength. And I, in turn send that love to my son, my Masaya. I mother him as I was and am still mothered. Sending that love and energy and positivity out into the world every single day...

Happy Mothers Day and everyday to all the mothers out there... in every shape and form.

Love Always,
Malinda xoxoxo

P.S. Not only is Sunday Mother's Day, but its also my mommy's birthday. Happy birthday Mommy!!!!!


  1. I agree with you Muffy! Everyday should be a Mother's Day! While my husband forgot this year, I decided to spend the day with the person whom I love the most: my little one! Thinking of a positive comeback, made me happy in the end :)

    1. Thank you Kelsey. I feel that its so important to let those you love know it all the time. Our time is so limited and my grandmother always says "Don't give me my roses when I'm dead. I want to smell them now." And the connection between you and your daughter is such a powerful one. Being a parent isn't for everyone, but those of us who have decided to take on that lifetime responsibility have a reward tat will last forever.