About 30 years ago, our Pastor gave my mother and I a prophetic word from the Lord. He shared that we would have a “model relationship” one that others would look upon and desire. If I went by what was going on at that time it would certainly seem as though he had missed God.
At the age of 17, I left home and to try my hand at adulting. Over the next few years there was little to no communication between my mom and me. However, this did not stop my mother from holding onto what God had spoken regarding us. You see she is a mighty woman of God, one who believes in the power of prayer. She was relentless in prayer for me as she held onto the word of God.
At 23 years old, God begin to restore our relationship. We traveled to West Africa with our church and could have been a coincidence that we ended up as roommates, I think not. Upon our return from Africa, my mom purchased a condo and out of nowhere, we found ourselves living under the same roof. It was during this time that God did an extreme makeover in our relationship.
Today, I am 48 years young and I don’t know what I’d do without my mother. She is one of my best friends and I love her dearly. We don’t always agree, but what mother and daughter do. But in spite of our strong personalities, it is by the power of God and through prayer that we are stronger than we’ve ever been. We enjoy road trips, shopping and cooking together, although I haven’t mastered her biscuits, I have fun trying.
I’m a mother myself and my daughter (Serenity) and I totally understand a mother’s love and desires for the best for her child. We are three generations of girls who love the Lord and know the power of prayer. God’s promises are still being fulfilled in our lives today!