I’m sure you’ve heard of the old saying, “my life in a nutshell”, well this is my life in a web…….or should I say, my childhood in a web.
I think back to when I was a child and remember people who were and/or are still apart of my life. All of these individuals have in some way or another, contributed to my life. Some of these people include my mother and father (who are still living), my great grandmother (who passed away 11 years ago, but still lives on in my heart), my childhood pastor (who also has passed away) and a childhood English teacher. All of these people (amongst others) nurtured my growth in some way or another as a child and have helped develop me into the woman, mother and wife that I am today.
I was blessed to be raised by both my mom and my dad and they both taught me right from wrong, they taught me to love and respect everyone (even if they are different) and they taught me that every dream was within my reach if I work hard. I love all of my grandparents and I was blessed to have both my mom’s and dad’s parents in my life (even their parents), but for some reason my great grandmother held a special place in my heart. She reminded me that love is kind, patient and forgiving. She taught me that I won’t always understand why things happen the way they do in life, but to rest assured that it will work out for my good if I continue to trust in God. My childhood pastor planted a seed of faith; he taught me about God, love and prayer. My childhood English teacher nurtured my development by reminding me that the color of my skin is just that; it does not dictate my vocabulary, nor my academic abilities…..I can still hear her telling me that using grammatically correct English is just proper and it has nothing to do with trying to be someone you are not.
I know that I am truly blessed to have been impacted by all of these people (and many others—-I didn’t have the time, or room to list them all)!
Below is a version of my personal bioecological web—– just click on the link.