Reflections of My Motherhood Journey

Darnaya and I at her UMD Graduation '08On August 1, 1986, God blessed me to become a mother when my firstborn, Darnaya (who is now 25 years old and a mother of two herself), came into the world in Brooklyn, NY.  My life instantly became greater not only in responsibility, but in blessings.  Darnaya was indeed quite a gift to behold and so she is to me today: She is and has been such a wonderful daughter to me.  For that, I’m truly grateful to God and thankful to her.  She has blessed me to become a “Glam-Mommy” of two beautiful Grand-Princesses – who I’ll focus on tomorrow in my Mother’s Day Weekend Blogging reflections.   Darnaya, Mommy and I at my RU Graduation 2008

Surprisingly 13 years later on March 26, the Lord granted me another priceless gift when my baby boy, DaSean (13 years old) came into the world in the presence of my self-adopted 2nd Mom, Susan, my GodMother Earlene, and DaSean’s GodMother Ronda (his Dad’s Navy ship was in Spain at the time of his birth although we videotaped the memories).  Talk about being ecstatic to have a son – and my excitement has only increased over the years:  DaSean keeps me moving and shaking in activities, like football, that I’d never dreamed I’d learn to enjoy or even understand for that matter (LOL).  Remember, I was adjusted to being a “Girly Mom” attending dance classes and fashion shows (smile).  Now, I’ve become a sports fanatic and I’m loving it!  I thank God that as a single-Mom to DaSean, we are surrounded by an entire village of God-fearing, family-oriented and successful-minded men within our family, church and community who pour into DaSean’s life tremendously.  As a result, he is a fine young man (with “Godly Swag,” as one of my Royal Soaror Sisters recently described him) and is continuously maturing to become a fine gentleman in the future.  He is my present drummer/percussionist and future airpilot and NFL #1 Draft Pick! “Go, DaSean, I’m supporting you all the way!!!”

“Heavenly Father, I thank You for blessing me with two beautiful children to call my own, although I know they, first and foremost, belong to You. Continue to cover them with Your Love, wisdom, strength and guidance so they can continue to be blessed themselves and a blessing to others.”

DaSean recently fitted for his 1st men-sized suit“Darnaya and DaSean, thank you for being the priceless gifts that give me a reason to celebrate and be called to the beautiful role of “MOTHER.”

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND 2012!

In His Love Always,
Darnella

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