Updated: May 12, 2020
March 5, 2018
I can unashamedly admit that I was jealous of my son and sister's bond when he was little. I felt as tho she was trying to be his mom. I didn't understand the bond that's formed between an Aunt and their niece or nephew. But, that's not entirely true. Just as I'm editing this write-up, God reminded me of the relationship that I used to have with my older auntie. She was my Grandmother's sister. I seen her as my baby. She was my best friend. So, how dare I develop any jealousy from the amazing connection that God has graced my son to have with my sister?!
My sister does love my son in a special way, as if he was hers. The way she cares for him and the smile that comes upon his face when he sees her does something to my heart. Whenever my sister comes downstairs, Mj, instinctively goes and grabs his slippers because he knows he’s going upstairs with her! He’s not even asking me if it’s OK. LOL I know he doesn't love me any less and is aware that I'm his mother. I’m very thankful they have this unique bond! I’m grateful that he knows who she is. He knows he can go to her for different things. She’s been a HUGE support to us both! When I first became a single mother, I had a few overwhelming moments and my sister was there! When I decided to start my own business working from home, she was there and is still here to help me whenever I need a “break”. If I can be honest, I just didn't want to 'share' my son but I had to remember my prayers to God concerning him. I have to share him in order for those prayers to continue coming to a pass. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I Thank You Lord, for my genuine village of a people that you have chosen to bless me with, concerning the upbringing of my son! I want to raise him right in YOU!! I'm thankful for the people you've sent in my life who are on that same page as I am concerning him. And for those who aren't, I'm still grateful, whether they are in our lives for a season or permanent.
Being a mother has been the most challenging yet rewarding experience of my life! We're given the title of Super Mom even tho we don't wear the cape. There are things we multitask on a daily basis and we need a break too, so we don't BREAK! My sister helps me stay sane by looking after Mj when I need some me time or want to get some work done or just do nothing. Even tho we feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders as mothers because we have a greater responsibility, we need assistance too. We need someone to talk to. This single-parenting life can get lonely. feel scary and become challenging at times....so if God blesses you with an Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, Cousin or whoever that isn't a danger to your child but will respect and love them as if they were their own, PRAISE GOD FOR THEM! Don't use them BUT accept their willingness to help you!! We have our own journey but we don't have to go at it alone. You don’t have to worry about those who are't supporting you or reaching out to help you because the right ones will! The people God already has setup to bless you are they’re waiting in the wings for YOU! Just be open to receive their help!
THANK YOU TO MY SISTER FOR HAVING THE BIGGEST HEART WHEN IT COMES TO HER NEPHEW!!!
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