Real Life Real Faith Mommy Matters Real Life Real Faith Mommy Matters May/June 2016 | Page 3

Editor’s Note

I believe in my heart that motherhood is a blessing and a privilege. I can truly say that I have been blessed on both spectrums of the Motherhood scale… I was blessed with the most amazing woman as my mother and I have been blessed with the most amazing children to be the mother of.

Was it always easy? NO. Was it always worth it? YES! A billion times over! I raised three children as a single mother to be three amazing adults. What my motherhood journey has taught me that I would like to pass on to you is this… You will only ever get a return on what you invest. Invest love and it will be returned to you. Invest time and it will be returned to you. Invest respect and it will be returned to you. And this goes for the good, the bad and the ugly.

The good news is that you can create the environment, the relationship and most importantly the connection that you desire to have with your children. But it takes being willing to invest what is needed to create what you want to have.

My intention was always to be a “damn good mummy”! I invested everything that was required to be called blessed by my children and you know what… my children have called me blessed and a blessing to them many times over. I boast proudly and gratefully that I have an amazing connected and loving relationship with them all. And even though as adults now they don’t need as much “mothering”, they still rely on my advice and counsel as their friend and confidant. Being called “best friend” by your child is a great reward.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful mothers and remember that children are never an inconvenience, a mistake or a problem… they are one of God’s most amazing gifts to Mother’s. Continue to love and cherish your role as Mommy….

Love and Light… Denika

Denika Carothers has worked as a Life Coach, Counselor, Educator and Business Entrepreneur throughouther 30-year career. As a Life Coach her focus is Parent, Relationship and Mindset Coaching. She helps parents, mothers, entrepreneurs, business executives… anyone who desires toexperience fulfillment in their life and relationships, move fromthe place of excuses to the place of results. Like she says “you

can either have excuses or results… you can’t have both!”