Many of you may know my father, but do you know a lot about my mother Marchelle? I was able to participate in a Mother’s Day campaign for Kroger and Influenster and it let me reflect on Mother’s Day during quarantine, I’ve had time to really think about the impact and fullness my mother adds to my life. I get my love of fashion, decor and food all from her.
Growing up in a house full of men (dad and two brothers), my mother and I had a close relationship from the start. My earliest memories of her was watching her get ready to go to an event or Links meeting. Her closet was truly #goals. She did not just have one, but several. The shoe closet however was my favorite. The walls were lined up with shoe boxes with beautiful shoes. In her bathroom I watched her put on her makeup and perfume. I was in complete awe. My mother is truly the most beautiful woman to me, not because of her looks (thank goodness I’m starting to look like her now LOL), but because she is the most kind hearted person from the inside out.
There are many memories that I will alway cherish, but one of my favorites was when I became a member of her chapter of the Links, Incorporated. I had practically grown up watching my mother in action as a Link. The Links is an organization of African American women founded in 1946 that is devoted to strengthening African American communities through fund-raising, education, advocacy, and volunteering. After 33 years I finally got to join an organization that my mother and I could serve in together. It has been a great experience and journey.
My mother has helped me stand strong when I thought I couldn’t, she's taught me how to pray and stay confident in God when I lost sight, she let me know my best is always good enough, she has showed me what grace looks like and I hope one day I can be a great mother like she is. I love you mommy! Although Mother’s Day looked a little different this year, the feeling will always remain.
How did you celebrate your mother or yourself?
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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