“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise… Ephesians 6:2 NLT
God is so amazing. He can take a trail of tears and make those tears into a beautiful testimony. Such is the case with my mother Naomi Ruth Barber King and me. You may know that I was born on January 22, 1951 after being rescued from abortion because my grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. saw me in a dream three years before I was conceived and convinced my mother to change her mind about aborting me through a D&C. You can read all about that in my testimony and book HOW CAN THE DREAM SURVIVE IF WE MURDER THE CHILDREN.
Recently, Mother and I took a few trips to interesting locations. One was with Steve Strang and members of his family to Gibbs Park in North Georgia. Of course my mother, whose nickname is “The Butterfly Queen” spent precious moments chasing a lovely butterfly. I bought her a butterfly umbrella to take home. Mother shared some of her “memories” about the Civil Rights Movement. You can see the video HERE.
Mother’s favorite flowers are yellow roses. We brought some home from my granddaughter’s lunch with parents’ day. That little baby and her mother avoided the abortion mills and we are enjoying life together. Praise the Lord! In the picture, Mother is wearing a blue blouse because Daddy’s favorite color was blue; which is why Mother also often wears blue butterflies in her hair.
She and my other daughter spend a lot of time together. The other day, I joined them for lunch at Chick-fil-A. On the way to lunch, Mother told us that the favorite thing I’ve ever given her was “a Chick-fil-A fried sweet potato pie.” Needless to say, she left the meal with some to take home.
I’ve tried to capture the memories in the photos you see; but needless to say, a picture may be worth a thousand words, but who can capture time in a bottle or a photo frame?