Sitting across from Ralph I feel a vibe that I can’t
describe. I only sense it.
“Mom, it will all come together,” he says.
These are the perfect words for me to hear as I struggle with uncertainty about what the heck I’m doing with my life.
Ralph and I share bits and pieces of conversation
about his career and opportunities in New York as relatives are vying for time with him. He only had three days to visit. He came to attend his cousin’s wedding. [It was a really good time. See photo below.]
My son. In front of me is young man that I pray for nightly.
I pray that he will grow up to use all his talents, be respectful, down to earth . . . all the things that you hope your child becomes. What I sense is that he has all those good qualities and much more.
We have a couple of hours till the wedding so I ask him about his job.
“I like my two bosses. And you asked me two months ago when I started how I would rate it.”
“And what is it from 1-10?” I inquire again. “And don’t tell me what I want to hear just because I’m your mother.”
“It is a 7.5. On a good day an 8.” He smiles.
“Your position is different from what you originally told me you desired to do. I’m confused. I thought you wanted to represent talented artists?”
“That plus produce one day . . . right now I’m marketing Indie films. One day it will all make sense.”
“So . . . what do I tell friends who want to know why you are living in New York?”
“You tell them to keep their eyes open for my name in five years.”
AWW . . . Oh . . . he’s gooood. I’ll use that too when people ask me what the heck I’m doing with my life.
Now I know how to describe the vibe I am getting from my son . . . it is his quiet confidence. I love that about him. I think it’s sexy.
Now, mind you, I know it sounds weird using the word “sexy” as I talk about my son, but you know what I mean.
Having a quiet confidence, whether you are a man or woman, is sexy. There is nothing so annoying as someone constantly boasting about his/her life changing accomplishments.
This I know . . . keep moving forward. Don’t stop.
Don’t let uncertainty and doubts get you down.
Ask God to show you the way. The path will appear.
Trust that it will all come together and make sense.
I made many wrong turns along the way in my life by simply of not checking in first with what God’s plans are for my life. I learned that when go around thinking that I can do it all myself, my plans turn out to be disastrous. And, I tell yah, life is such a B$#@&*! when I try to be in control.
Seems to me you are taking good care of my son living in the Big Apple.
Please continue to teach him the way, light his path, and always find favor in him.