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Editorial: Listen to your Mama

#Providenciales, August 23, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – I won’t pretend I know why, but people often fall victim to the thought that ‘bad things, terrible things will not happen to me’ and yet, bad things, terrible things tend to always prove that theory wrong.  Things happen – good and bad – to everyone.

When it comes to how, perhaps as younger people, we tend to underestimate the gravity of the way we are behaving and the choices we are making.  Then, in steps this wonderful and wise woman; Momma.

Gatta love those Mommas.  They are amazing.  Doggedly determined to care for us and to see us make choices and behave in a way that ensures we are also caring for ourselves.

They wiped our little butts when we were babes and would still wipe our butts if we couldn’t do it ourselves as grown-ups.

More often than not, Mamas are amazing.

Still, when it comes to what we want to do, when and how we want to do it we shirk their training, ignore their beckoning for us to do better and actually see them as annoying, nagging, overbearing, overreaching and down-right dictators.

But hear me now; it is so often proven that Mama knows best and that her experiences have taught her how to guide her children to right living and a successful life.

I recently learned of a young man who in trying to help a friend or two, got himself into unbelievably major trouble.  It was so bad that every road pointed to a painful, grueling experience for him and his family including his Mama.

A path was chosen and that path has put this young man in a place that is certainly not home.  It is so unlike the loving home from which he came that it is making him physically sick.  It has put his entire family in a state of shock and depression, it has turned his world upside down and it has broken the heart of his beloved Mama.

No one is exempt when it comes to treachery reaching our doors steps.  As someone said, ‘we all live in glass houses’.

I didn’t listen to my Momma too.

In my case, I married a man who was possessive and abusive and the marriage lasted just a couple of years.  I am mentally and emotionally fine now, but my world financially and physically was rocked. 

I believe because my Mama never gave up on me, despite my sometimes, rude defiance, I am alive today.  I mustered the sense and courage to exit that dangerous stage and take a hold of my life and latch onto the potential she has always told me I have… ‘Sky is the Limit DeeDee’ she would say.

Nowadays, I call my mother for her advice.  I seek her out to hear her opinion on any major decision and I even like her perspective on the minor matters of my life.

I now listen to my Mama.

The young man, who inspired my musings is incarcerated today at Her Majesty’s Prison.  And I am told that above all the regrets and emotions with which he is dealing – top of his mind are thoughts about his Mama.

He is sorry that he did not heed her advice and most of all sorry that his indiscretion, that is his lack of good judgement is causing his Mama, great pain.

Still, I believe the man was spared.  I believe it would have been a worse outcome for him and I believe that our good God stepped in for him as he did for me, to bring a dramatic end to disregard for his Mama’s loving counsel.

There is always potential for a Phoenix experience; many do rise from the ashes and get a second chance to value the advice of their amazing Mama.

This man will too.  It is what I pray for and what I believe.  To Mamas everywhere.  I salute you… you are amazing!

You will find the latest TCI News right here on Magnetic Media fanpage, including August 23, 2019 edition of Turks and Caicos News Daily.  Our social media newspaper which today features crime news, tropics update and consumer news from FortisTCI and NCS Financial Group with their new product VIGO.  Read it. Love it. Share it. 

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