My Son….what will I teach you?

I had gender reveal for my son! I had no idea what he was going to be. My best friend is the only one who knew and she pranked us at first by thinking the gender reveal was in the cake (we destroyed the cake trying to look inside) but it was in a piñata! When we saw the blue we screamed !!! Jeremie and I said “we did it !!!” But as I watch the news my joy turns to worry and wonder.

George Floyd was someone’s son he had a Mama and regardless of what the relationship was I could not imagine the loss of what his family feels.

As a Mama of a black boy I have to think of what I will teach him, how will I teach him to respond to authority. I think of my husband, father, brother,cousins and friends and I pray for there life and safety. When I grew up I was taught that law enforcement was to protect you, but that is so far from the truth

Will I tell you when you walk out the door keep your hands in plain sight, will I not let you walk out the house in a hoodie, will I make you come inside early, will I let you walk around our neighborhood? I don’t know… I really don’t know.

To all my Mamas with sons hold them tight today, tell them how much you love them and prepare them for the world. Don’t hide the truth because reality will catch up to them. As a Mama I encourage you to teach them about the armor of God (Ephesians 6: 10-20). Because they need to know where there help comes from.

Mama’s pray the blood of Jesus over there life, pray that God will dispatch an angel over them for protection. Ask God to protect them from dangers seen and unseen. Because as you see “they” don’t care about the breath we breathe ! In the comments below please share what you will teach your sons #Icantbreathe, #Justiceforgeorgefloyd, #askforgodsgrace

My neighbor drew this amazing picture!

Author: Jennifer Pickett

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I am a 34 year old ( I think.... that’s a story for another day) wife, mother, youth ministry leaders a mother member of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I have 3 children Justice 11, Joy 6, and JJ 5 and amazing husband! I was born and raised in the North End of Hartford with 2 amazing and supportive parents. I have a Bachelors in Interpersonal and Relational Communication with a Minor in Psychology, Masters in Special Education and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. For my career I am a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (this was truly a journey). This blog is to show you my everyday life and that by the Grace of GOD I am making it on broken pieces. I am choosing to thrive (not survive) at this mommy thing and I pray that this blog Blesses a Mama out there to keep going!!!!

3 thoughts on “My Son….what will I teach you?

  1. Jackie Mendenhall - Your Mama says:

    Hi My Sunshine,
    Wow! Thank you for being real. Your blog really expressed what Mama’s of our black boys are faced with. We have to pray the blood of Jesus over our black boys and men.
    Love you,
    YOUR Mama

  2. Carol Dixon says:

    Praying for World Peace on All Levels, too many to name. Family, Friends, Our Children , Young Men and Women especially African Americans that are leaving this World for no reason at all by the hands of the Police. My Prayer today is Lord Thank You for the Grace of being alive. Life goes by so quickly. Please help us to live and Love Well and take nothing for Granted . Blessedmame thinks for sharing. Much Love

  3. Polly says:

    It’s sad, but we definitely have to prepare them for the war that’s being waged against them. #prayforourblackmen


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