Friday, May 25, 2018

My Son bought me donuts

I am at my #2 sons house for a graduation. My oldest grand will be graduating from middle school tonight. We arrived a few days ago, so I didn’t actually get to see the family until the next morning. I don’t know but every time I get in this state I crave donuts. Son has such a busy schedule with gym work outs, coaching B.B., Football and everything else he does. I asked him to bring me some donuts. Everyday he has some excuse. “Ma they’re closed, they even ran out of donuts or the worst excuse was, “ you don’t need no donuts.” Whaaaaaaat? I didn’t tell you that when you were coming up and asked for something, did I? I even ask him, “do you love your Mama?” Now you Moms out there know it’s the principle of the matter, I asked and know you should try and respond in a favorable manner. I didn’t ask you for the nutritional value of a donut. I wanted to see if you would grant your Mama her wish. That’s all...
Others in the home, brought me donuts, but I wanted them from my Son!
But TODAY, my son #2 heart brought his Mama the donuts. I smiled from ear to ear & kissed him real bigly too! I know he loves me and I know too that he will give me what I ask for.  Even the non nutritional, fattening, sweet not good for diabetics donuts. I’m in heaven.
Thank the Lord for my sons! A blessing they are to me. Amen.

Mama McNabb

Friday, May 18, 2018

School shooting again! Damn. Damn. Damn.

I am getting very worried about my grandchildren, all of our children trying to learn in school. Attacks with weapons on innocent Young babies. Stop it. Stop it..  What's happening? Stupid people all around here. Yes I know mental illness is real. And it appears which is not new among our young as well.  You know if your child has an anger problem, why would you let them have access to a gun? Something is wrong with you. I'm mad. I am tearful. I hate this! I want my grandchildren next to me right now! They don't attend urban schools! They go to school where they are a minority. Yes with racists too.  Each of my grands have had incidents at school, from my 8 year old to my now 13 year old! Ok I'm off the subject. Our government need to do something about these shootings NOW.  Stop with the politics. THIS IS BAD! 

Mad & Upset, 
Mama McNabb

Thursday, May 3, 2018

NFL draft 2018 changes

Last week was draft week was in Arlington, TX. This is the first year the draft was held at an NFL stadium. AT&T Stadium proved to be a great choice. The NFL invited 80 prospects going in the draft. Prospects in the past were called Rookies, my how things change. And since they had ample room to showcase the draftees they did. When Donovan was drafted they invited 8 Rookies! Wow. This year they invited 80. The NFL experience was fantastic. In last weeks draft, teams seemed to be saying younger is better when it came to top pics. 17 of the 32 players selected in the first round was 21 &  younger. It's a continuation of a trend. I guess the younger prospects have left college early - in fact, those who stayed in school have often garnered the bigger headlines. So the increase in top drafted underclassmen isn't completely explained by the overall increase in players declaring. After eligibility was granted for underclassmen, NFL coaches praised now for knowledge of the college game were still stating a general preference for seniors. Apparently younger draftees perform better. 
But what about the age at the games most important position, quarterback? This is the one position where pros and cons of age are arguably most balanced. Older QBs may be ready to slot into an offense right away if that's what a team needs, while other teams may have the luxury of letting a younger player carry the clipboard for a while. So for a QB age is even more important. 
Great observation from FiveThirtyEight. A good read, don't you think? 

Mama McNabb

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Happy Everything folks!

It's been a few months since I've posted in my blog, I apologize for that. From time to time I had subjects to discuss but somehow backed away from it. I didn't want to be political due to how I'm feeling might not be a good thing. So I opted out. There also were some family health issues so I've been a little overwhelmed with that. But the good thing was my birthday, in which I celebrated the whole month of March. That's what I do as we cruised along the Carribean on Celebrity cruise line. My family & friends made this years birthday spectacular.  I appreciated it too. So now I will write a happy message for all who might need it. 
                                     Have a Happy Everything folks. 

May you know how appreciated you are. May you never forget what a blessing you've become to a world that could use more people like you. May you reap the rewards of kindness. May your sunshine always shine through. May love walk by your side. May friendship sing in your smile. May opportunity remember to knock on your door and surprise you once in a while. May your memories be ones that you wouldn't trade for anything. May your hopes and dreams find ways of coming true. May you never forget how dearly I wish a Happy Everything for you.

Mama McNabb❤️

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

God's Calming Way

When the trials, temptations, uncertainties, and anxieties of this fast-paced society beat around us like a one hundred mile an hour hurricane, we can cling to the solid Rock, Jesus Christ. 
   There is something about the way He pulls us into the eye of the storm, where we are forced to sit, listen, and feel His calming presence. 
    I can't understand how He does it.  He just has a way of surrounding us with peace when we stop what we're frantically doing and cry out, " Here Lord is all my stress, my crazy schedule, my temptations, and worries, Please help me."
    We hand it all over like a CEO does with his or her secretary, and we anxiously wait for everything to be sorted out and put in the right order. Afterward we sigh with relief and we are so grateful. 
     Life's hardships are far more important than a stack of papers. The Savior, of course is far greater than one efficient secretary. He is order and wisdom. He is all knowing. 
     Best of all is the peace and calm that follow after we release everything and let God take control with His calming, guiding touch. 

In the shelter of your presence you hide them.   Psalm 31:20

Mama McNabb

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy New Year

I pray 2018 will be better & more than before! Enough said.

Mama McNabb

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

God can take your disappointments and turn them into hope

Sweet as life is, some days can turn a little sour. I call it bitter sweet. Your best laid plans can unravel and people you trust the most can let you down. Disappointment is a fact of life. But so are comfort and restoration. When you feel that you have a black cloud over your head, remember the rainbow. God is a God of new beginnings and promise. He brings life from a dying seed, spins sunrise out of darkness, and soothes hurting hearts. No matter what you go through, He will be with you, offering comfort and strength and hope for a brighter tomorrow. Life has a way of raining on our parade. But next time it rains ask God to help you look through the rain and see the rainbow. 

Trust God will lead you into something better. 

Mama McNabb

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

You keep 2 things when you obey the law: your self respect and your money.

We as parents always have stressed being law abiding citizens, because it pleases us, but there are more practical reasons why it's good to obey the law. For one thing, you keep your respect. You can look in the mirror and like the guy looking back at you. You can walk down the street with your head held high. Then there's the matter of money. Breaking the law can get expensive with fines and  court costs. There are better ways to spend the money. Obey the law and your bank account will thank you and so will the man in the mirror! 

Remember that the benefits of keeping the law outweigh any so called benefits of breaking it. 

Mama McNabb

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ten Important Things to Say to Young Black Males

1. You are important and you matter:
( When we look at the extremely alarming murder rates in our urban epicenters, it is of epidemic proportion)

2. Preparation for your profession begins in the classroom:
( Often we are bombarded with problems that black male students face; we have heard and read about the endangered species model, pipeline-to-prisons phenomenon, chronic underachievement and the continuation of absentee fathers )

3. Learn how to read - and read well and read often:
( Every student, regardless of his social or economic circumstance, deserves the right to be educated in a nurturing and well-structured learning environment )

4. Words have power; and our word is our bond:
( We have to teach our young men the importance of embracing integrity, honesty, commitment, responsibility and character )

5. What you give is what you will receive ( Law of Reciprocity ):
( Our young men have to understand that their actions have consequences )

6. Establish goals and work your plan:
( There is an old saying that many people are familiar with " A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step" )

7. To be early is to be on time; to be on time is to be late:
( We have to teach our young men the value of promptness )

8. You have made mistakes, but you are not a mistake:
 ( They are children of God, therefore, they are blessings and they should be treated as such )

9. Differentiate the pain of discipline vs the pain of regret: 
( The consequences of participating in unwarranted behaviors can lead to regret )

10. Man does not decide his future; habits decide his future:
( We have to teach our young men that they are in charge of their destiny with the help of God and their choices)