|My family at The White House|
Over the past two years, we have witnessed the premature loss of celebrities and the loss of family members and friends who were like family. These losses have been a HUGE reminder to me that tomorrow is not promised. I know that I am not alone. Based on what I've read on social media, it's been a rough time for lots of those I know and love. Still, in the midst of these hard times, we have experienced triumphs and victories.
One of my greatest blessings is having the presence and love of my mom. We were fortunate enough to visit the White House as a family this holiday season. Sharing the experience with her made it more special. I pray that we have many more years to celebrate life with her. This experience inspired a poem that I wrote below. Enjoy!!!
Encouragement for Working Moms
There are days when we question our path.
So many obligations that are a pain in the a--.
We watch Super Soul Sunday.
We wait and we pray.
But still we don't know always how we'll make it through the day.
There is laundry to wash, toys to pick up.
Our kids are screaming and we want to yell, "SHUT UP"!
The above is all true, but it is not the whole story.
If we take time to pause, we will see evidence of God's glory.
The days are long, but the years can go fast.
This blessed journey is precious, but is not meant to last.
In midst of the hustle, bustle, stress and strife.
Let us commit to actually appreciate the gift called life.
What does that look like? How does it feel?
It means saying, "I love you!" It means embracing what it real.
It means ignoring some mistake and choosing to forgive.
It means celebrating, finding joy and learning how to live.
This journey ain't easy and we may still be stressed.
However, I encourage us all to remember that we are indeed blessed.
Chaton T. Turner, 2016