“Child you will do great things.”
Those are the words my mother said as she held me for the first time.
Those are the words that kept me warm during cold nights at the varsity,
And fed me when I had nothing to eat.
When life seems to be taking a curve,
I am reminded of the power of my mother’s words.
Those are the words that I will pass to my children,
So that they too find strength and power in them.
Today I know giving up isn’t an option.
Because I know what my mamma said,
“This child will do great things.”