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15 Days of Giving Thanks- Widnie

By January 27th, 202114 Comments
15 Days of Giving Thanks- Widnie

Widnie writes:

It is said that a person does not experience unconditional love until he or she has a child, however, I can say that I have already experienced this type of love, and I am proud to say that I am thankful for my mother.

As a single parent, my mother has gone above and beyond to make sure her children have the best she could provide. She worked double shifts as a certified nursing assistant in order to raise us in a nice and safe neighborhood. We went from a two-bedroom apartment to a five-bedroom house a year after she split with my father.

15 Days of Giving Thanks- Widnie

My mother is the true definition of a strong woman and has set a strong example for my sister and me. With her in my life, I understand that I don’t NEED a man to achieve the goals that I want. She bought a house on her own and gave three children an above average lifestyle. I hear many women who say they don’t feel complete without a man. Seeing my mother achieve so much on her own reassures me that a man is a bonus, not a requirement. This is why I am a no nonsense type of girl when it comes to the guys I choose to date.

Without my mother’s love and support, I know I would not be in college today. Days when I feel like the workload is too much, she reminds me of the payout in the end. Without my mother I would probably be lost as a person. This is why I thank God every day, because he has blessed me with such a priceless gift.

15 Days of Giving Thanks- Widnie

We argue like any other mother and daughter, but I wouldn’t trade her for any riches or a million bottles of Shea Moisture shampoo. She is my mother, my sister, the love of my life, and most importantly, she is my best friend.

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  • Anonymous says:

    Love it! I too am thankful every second of every day to have had the mother that I did, who didn't stop wanting more for herself or her children because her two marriages didn't work out. It can be so easy to lose yourself when a relationship breaks down but a lot of women are still standing after everything. Awesome.

  • Unknown says:

    This is truly a wonderful story… I have that same feeling about my adoptive mother (who is also my maternal grandmother). Watching her work to make sure she was able to provide was humbling and inspiring at the same time. To hear the story of where she came from and the struggles she endure as an older child of 13 in the deep South is enough to encourage to succeed and go higher in everything that I do. My Grandmother is the image of strength, perseverance, and love all rolled into one woman.

  • Tay says:

    I love that you appreciate your mother. It's a blessing to have a child like you.

  • WidnieIsHere says:

    Thanks Everyone =)

  • Anonymous says:

    Absolutely beautiful! It literally brought tears to my eyes.

  • Anonymous says:

    yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss, that's my BF4L YA'LL. lOVE YOU WID AND LOVE YOU Mrs. Sainvil!!!!!!!

  • Bridget says:

    Wow. Such an awesome and inspirational story. Your mother must be very proud that she has raised such a strong young lady. May God continue to bless you both.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love that you love your mom, I love mine as well moms are the best, but daddy's rock too. I would most definitely consider mine a requirement and never ever just a bonus.

  • Anonymous says:

    Indeed, Nene it does not get any better . One of the most wondeful, stong, caring, and amazing parent a child could have.

  • donna dorrane says:

    *u go girl*, an appreciative teenager *rare*
    Can I borrow you sometime??? lol

  • Beze says:

    Hey Widnie! I went to Bak MSOA with you. Nice to see how much you've grown and how beautiful you've become!

  • Anonymous says:

    she goes to my school…FAMUly

  • Anonymous says:

    Nat-Sun said what I was about to say <3

  • Natural Sunshine says:

    Wow! What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.

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