Mother's Day has been bittersweet for me for the past six years, I lost my mama in January of 2003...and for the next couple of years I just wanted
the day to hurry up and end...felt like a motherless child...
But time heals all...and now I enjoy the memories
Of my mama and the cool, loving relationship,
We had....God knows I still miss her,
And I certainly miss the fact that we would have
sat on the porch on Sunday laughing and talking,
Eating something she had cooked or I had cooked, or both, she love my chicken and rice...
And I know she would have loved to see that young beauty pictured here...her first great-grandchild...Amira Jameela...lord would we have enjoyed spoiling that child together...
This morning I was thinking about that year she died, I didn't want to go home, I felt I could not do it, my husband didn't question me, eventhough his mom was there, he understood and supported me....but on the morning of Mother's Day I got up, got dressed and told him, 'Let's hit the road...we need to see the other mothers in my life...at that time I still had three aunts and my mother-in-law and they all loved me and considered me to be their child...so home we went,
And though there were some tough moments that day...it was good...
So this weekend I will go again as I have always done, spend some time with my Aunt Alice,
She is the only one of the my mom's sisters left...and spend some time with my mother-in-law...
And know that I am blessed, for what I had and what I have...
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL...
Angelia Vernon Menchan
Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published eighteen books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than forty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan
Menchan has also published the work of seven other authors to date and has several publishing projects upcoming in 2013 to include a children's book, Little Wing by biologist, Erin Gawera, Honorable Menchan Poets 2013 by Dictator, Genesis and Creammy Mocha and a breast cancer memoir by Lena Jordan.
She is becoming a sought after speaker for young women audiences because she speaks honestly, straight and open to the issues that plague them such as teen pregnancy, the importance of education and making life impacting choices.
Kim Floyd of Real Mommies Read, a part of the Spartanburg Public Library says:
Angelia's ability to help our teen moms see themselves as she did was a special gift. She instilled within them a desire to make better choices, take control of their bodies and their lives. They realized their pasts didn't have to determine their futures. Angelia let them know their worth.
Mrs. Menchan is available for speaking engagements; book signings and discussions. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband and graphic designer, Maurice Menchan
Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679