I wanna give a shout out to the best mom in the whole wide world. Her name is Geraldine Clark, and she’s originally from Chicago, ILL. the windy city. She grew up during some really hard times, living that hard life on top of having 14 other brothers and sisters! With 3 sets of twins amongst them, her being one of them.
She’s the most street smart person I’ve had the privilege of loving and knowing. Having been raised and loved by her while growing up, she was also very protective of me and my older sister, Jennifer Roberts (may she R.I.P.). God, I know she would have loved to actually be here to celebrate it with us. Even though we didn’t really do anything super special. But regardless, I know how much you still love and think about her everyday, because I do too.
I should of written this on the exact day of your birthday, and for not doing that I’m so sorry. You know me almost as good as I know myself, so you know why I couldn’t do more for you than what was actually done. I just feel like giving you a little money to spend on yourself wasn’t good enough for you, the strongest woman ever. That’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it. You deserved to have so much more and then some.
OMG! Can you believe I’m a grandma already? And you being a great grandma!! How does that make you feel knowing your already a GREAT grandma? I know it makes me feel old asf and I just now turned 40-years old only a couple of weeks ago. What are the odds that both our birthdays are in July, and Dad and Jennifer’s birthdays weren’t only both in December but the same day as well? I always thought it was pretty cool when I was little.
I’m almost at a loss for words at what exactly I should be bragging on you about. There’s no freaking way I could ever just choose one thing when you have so much greatness that comes with you. I could continue writing about you on and on, talking about everything you have done not just for your own family but for others as well. I now know why I wear my heart on my sleeve. Because you do too. But you also taught me to never let anything stand in my way, and for no one to knock me down without picking myself up and brushing my shoulders off.
Momma, it’s because of you I’m as strong minded as I am today. Always making sure I never gave up on something I was trying to do. You always gave me (and still give me) that encouragement I need to carry on and succeed. You were there for every heartbreak and every tear shed, listening quietly while I poured my heart an soul out to you. You would hold me while I cried, rubbing my back telling me it’ll all be okay. That whoever hurt my feelings didn’t know how good and great of a person they were actually hurting. You just always make everything seem to not only feel better but be better.
When we lost Jennifer and Jesse I was so worried about your mental state of mind. I knew how close of a bond the two of you shared. She was your first born and now that I to am a mom I now know why the bond between you two was as strong as it was. Me and Nick grew up together so to speak. And even though there’s 3-years between him and Mercedes, we still have that bond that you shared with Jennifer. It’s not that I love him more than Cedes, nothing even remotely close. The 3 of us just have different kinds of bonds. I have a son and a daughter. Let me tell you, that shit ain’t easy raising a boy being a single mother, and not knowing exactly how to be a father figure I knew he would eventually need.
But guess who was there everyday and every time I needed her?
You even knew I was in labor before I did. I wouldn’t have known to go to the hospital when it was time if it weren’t for you.
Momma, I don’t ever wanna lose you. I can’t even begin to picture my life without you in it. I want you here forever. And even though I know that’s impossible, I’m still acting like that spoiled 2-year old wanting candy from the store. Instead of getting the candy though, I just always want you to be here with me, and to never leave me.
I love you momma. So much more than I think you’ll ever truly know.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
There’s no one I know that deserves everything she wants more than you!!!
I love you!!
Happy Birthday Momma!!!