If You Do

Don’t we look cute and lovely or what!

This is me and the handsome man is my boy, Abel Banko?!
He is trying to cover his mama’s “flabby belly”?
But I guess he did a very good job, don’t you think so? I mean, I look like I have a flat belly?. Well, I am flattering myself.
When I looked at this picture that my son and I took last weekend, you know what came into my mind? I said, I have to post this picture on the page to create in all young people’s heart and mind a desire to get married and have kids in their twenties. So, I decided to post it and here it is.
Well, if, because of this picture, I get to convince even one young man to get married and have kids in his twenties, I can conclude that the mission of this post is accomplished.
By the way, this handsome young man is 20-years old. As I encourage you to get married in your twenties, I began to plant the seed of this same message in Abel’s mind and heart since he was two. I hope and pray that that seed took root and now, it is time for me to enjoy the fruit.
One evening, when Abel was six years old, I put him to bed and knelt down by his bedside to pray. As I always do, I began to talk to him. For some reason, I began my talk by asking him a question: “Abel, who do you love first?”
Looking a bit excited, he asked, “You mean now?”
I didn’t know what he meant but rolling my eyes, I said, “Duh! Yes, now.”
He replied, “Now, I love my mom first but when I get married, I will love my wife first, then my mom.”
I gave him high five and we prayed together, then I turned off the light and left his room. Heading to my bedroom, I thanked God for his answer but deep down in my heart, I said, “Really? I am working my butt off here to raise you up, you plan to grow up and drop me just like that for another woman?”
But I smiled to myself knowing that that is the fact of life that I need to come to terms with.
And I am not sure but these days, it seems like, I am already pushed down to the second place. My question is who is this young lady who took the first place? I mean, I didn’t say anything. I am just asking. Please don’t tell him that I asked this question. If you do, I’ll???? ///

P. S. Photo Credit: Zerihun Adera – (240) 280-4180