“Mommy, why do we live in a classroom” she said.
Mommy looked her dead in the eye.
She was dead?
“No I am not dead”, she said to herself.
“My daughter, we live here only because I want you to know
The classroom is the best home for a child
So make mommy proud
And move from class to class
Until you get to the highest class
And become classy”
“Mommy, why are our things scattered on the ground
And that man shouting at us?”
Mommy, with tears in her eyes and a stutter in her voice,
“God sent that man my daughter to tell us to move
To a higher class
And I am only crying because I am excited my daughter
Because we are being promoted
We will be fine my dear.”
“Mommy, why do we sleep with rats and why am I so hungry” she said.
With a big smile, Mommy said…
“My daughter, the rats are your friends.
They are here to teach you a lesson.
Sometimes your teacher is not only in your classroom
Sometimes your teacher is a rat in your house my dear.
The rat will teach you how to survive my dear.”
“Why are you crying Mommy?” he said
With a big smile on her face, she said.
“I am not crying my son.
I am only happy because grand-Mommy is in a better place
Even though she wasn’t around…
When I fought to finish my degree…
When I fought to get my first car…
When your father fought to wife me…
When I fought to birth you…
When you fought to receive your first prize from school…
And now, you fight for your first job.
I know she is smiling at you my son
She is fine my dear”
“You will be fine.”
Brigham Young – “You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Dedicated to my Mother. Love you Ma!