I AM Woman – I AM Mother/ing

This week has been characterized by loss bereavement due to an unfortunate and fatal knife crime and a community response of love …
I observed a family struggle with the untimely loss of a young father brother son cousin and friend and a community respond with love concern and genuine heartfelt care.
I saw men stand up and be counted in the deep acknowledgement of their strength of feeling and compassion.
It hurts….
We as mothers…say …please..no more…
There is an African Proverb 

If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation).
 
So I would like to in this small space in time reach out to you…woman…
 
A biblical parallel is Exodus” 2:9: “Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, ‘Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.’ So the woman took the child and nursed it.”
Not all the children we raise will be from our loins but they may be instead from our community…we share responsibility….
Ladies we need to find new ways of protecting our families from…this.
So what is the answer? Knife amnesty? If someone carries a knife …what will be the conclusion? Life changing injuries – death…that’s it!
We need to start talking to “our children” young and old…if you are a mother or mothering…you have access…you have influence…to speak into lives…legacy…and longevity…or not…
Mum you are a leader in your own right…
Please lead y/our children in the way in which we want to see them go…to safety…
Woman..get the relevant supportive information you need and ….please educate…your family…our families…our communities….our nation!
Mother’s together WE can MAKE it happen!!!
Bristol

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