This year I am participating in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. “Little Miss Fashionetta” contest. When completing the information packet, I had to share my life’s motto:
“I am what God says that I am and through Him I can and I will.”
Out of the mouths of babes as my Nana would say. You would think as a 31 year old woman, I would be aware of what I say about myself. “I’m tired,” “I’ve gotten too skinny…” In doing so, I’ve learned a valuable lesson: my daughter is listening. As the mom, one would assume that I would be the one giving reassurance in who she is but for us it’s a two-way thing.
The Bible tells us that life and death are in the power of the tongue. Sometimes, Chy will ask me why I say, “I don’t feel xyz today.” Sometimes in the transition of balancing being a working mom and taking time for self-care, you have those “blah days.” “Mommy, you are beautiful. You birthed me and I’m beautiful, too.” Sometimes I wonder who is raising who, lol.
As a mother in these times, I must be more conscious to remember to set and example for Chy, showing her how important it is to speak life and the promises of God over her life. And for that matter, the promises of God over OUR lives.
So we started a self-love activity. I bought the mug pictured from TJ Maxx a few months back. We also have these pink key chain purses from our Mother-Daughter Vision board party done in February of this year. So we took some girly colored construction paper, cut it into small pieces and wrote words of affirmation of each. Each morning we both pick a word of the day and place it in our purses.
Cierra and Chy’Lunn