Ghangis D. Carter

greater Education Administrator | neighborhood Engagement Activist | Youth support | expert Writer | Consultant

Happy Mama"s Day, Mama! now I memory the gift of girlfriend in my life. You"ve well-known me prior to I involved know myself, a love presence and also perfect peace once I reflect on her goodness. You"ve always represented the unapologetic strength that a mother-- a proud black color Mamawho happens to be my lovingown -- has for she children. I deserve to remember lessons the you teach me at a tender young boyish age about how Iwas just as great as anyone else, though possessing a humble heart and spirit space quintessentialaspects that the high quality of a young man. You provided me just enough freedom to thrive as a young boy in the oft cruel spaces ofLos Angeles and also Compton. Likewise, you had no trouble showing me whereby the heat was as soon as I assumed I was also old and also bold sufficient to action out the it v you. The cadence of your voice -- be it filled v love or stern in purpose -- just fills my heart, together it"s true: "no one deserve to say it prefer your Mama!" And, despite I have no organic brothers come compliment my 2 loving sisters, girlfriend have always beenan "extension the Mamahood"to my childhood homies; thunderous Brethren of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. And also dear "brothas from one more mother" that you recognize I affectionately dubbed, "The Homie Cartel" (Carter, 1986).

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You have actually supported all of my hopes and dreams then, now and, Itrust, my tomorrows.You"ve aided me as soon as I"ve challenged life"s injusticeswith her cautionary blog post that tools shall always type but prosper they shall no as lengthy as you continue to be close to God and rest your belief with the good IAm.

Mama, you have championed gettinga "good education" every my life. As well, you"ve constantly told me that same "good education" would certainly not constantly occur in the multitude that classrooms and ivory towers the I"ve traversed. Life in and also of itself would be my ideal teacher, one the would administer me "life lessons" the would far surpass any type of found between the pages that a textbook. And, having actually just celebratedanother blessed date of birth (11 May), your loving, didactic and also cautionary indigenous couldn"t be much more important in mine life in ~ this hour. Because that these things and so numerous other moment in mine life, ns profoundly say, "Thank you with love, Mama!" with the life lessons you"ve teach me, I"m confident the Compton College, university of La Verne, san Diego State University and also Vanderbilt university would have no trouble awarding you promotion and tenure because that your great works in thelifediscipline the "Mama-ology!"

One of the many blessed moments I can recall from my adult life is just how proud girlfriend were once you knew the fatherhood was ultimately on my life menu. You brought genuine tears to my eyes as soon as you told me that you knewlong ago andin your spiritual heart the I would be a "great Daddy". Her love, support, confidence and patience over practically eight years together a proud Daddy has actually been "soul essential" not only to me; but, to her loving grandson. That loves his Nana and also he knows the you love him and also his dad too. This way so much tousand even lessens the room and time in between California and also Indiana, particularly when we lengthy from everything to your loving hugs to your soulful fixings, i m sorry caninclude; but, absolutely not limited toeverything native a hearty Sunday breakfast come Friday"s friedcatfish to aseasonal share pot of gumbo! Again, ns say, "thank you for being Isaiah"s lovingNana and, the course, mine dear Mama!"

In closing, recognize that ns honor and also salute friend everyday. Your love and life lessons continue to be timeless in my head and heart. I contact upon her wise counsel and cadence that confidence much more often that you know. Mama, who you are and how you"ve chose to raise and also love me just sustain me. The way you take on my sense of humor as if I"m the world"s many unknown comedian space all the laughs I"ll ever before need. You remain an remarkable woman v all the life has provided you -- the triumphs and challenges. And, meanwhile, I"m still her "baby boy", the town hall you, discovering from you and also loving girlfriend on a distinct day like Mama"s work 2021 and every the days come follow.

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P.S. In the spiritual undated"70s era photo above, I deserve to only recall the I believe Iwas however 10 years old. And, "no" ns wasn"t sleep or upset because my afro didn"t quite have actually the rotund elevation of my Mama"s. Instead, i wassimply daydreaming ofa day like this, one in i m sorry I"d acquire to publicly memory how great my Mama was, is and will always be come me...