“The Making of a Momma”
72 years ago, a beautiful, curly, brown, haired baby girl was born in Washington, D.C. Her parents were elderly, and were more like grandparents, giving her most anything she needed. However, her dad was an alcoholic atheist.
He moved the family to Lakeland, FL where he owned several bars & taverns. She would be in the middle of the terrible fights between her mom & dad. Having to try and hold her daddy down on the couch to keep him from killing her mom. They finally divorced, and at 6 yrs old, she would spend her weekends with her daddy, cleaning his bars on Sundays, after the filth from the drunks. Then, she would go home to her mom, who had to work long hours, leaving the child alone for hours.
Every once in a while, her aunt would come by and take the little girl to church to learn about Jesus. Her daddy would tell her, there is no God! That church is brain washing you! Then, he would look up into the sky, shake his fist at God, and curse him for everything in the book.
By the time this little girl was 19 years old, she was married, and had a son. However, the demons from her childhood tormented her. The constant fussing, fighting, and “bar life” quickly led to depression and the divorce was filed. Doctors wanted to "put her away" in Watson Clinic's mental health department, all she had to do was sign the papers.
Thankfully, that aunt who used to take her to church occasionally, was a praying saint of God, Aunt Myrtle! She had a son, who was a man of God, Lavon Reynolds. God gave him a vision of a young lady running to him, beating him in the chest, screaming Help Me! Help me! He told that vision from the pulpit, and this young girl's mother was at church that Sunday. When she heard the vision, she knew it was her tormented daughter. She went home and told her daughter the vision! That night, the 19 year old daughter & her husband went to church. The Holyghost met them there! She started screaming, God Help Me, and ran down to an old fashioned altar, her husband ran with her. God gloriously saved that 19 year old girl and her husband that night! He completely healed her mind, soul & body! The darkness was changed into marvelous light, and her face even looked different. Her daddy had passed away a few months before she got saved. As far as she knows, he never accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
I never met THAT 19-year-old girl who desperately needed Jesus to deliver her from her mentally tormented past. However, a few months AFTER she got saved, she found out she was pregnant. In March of 1972, she had a little red curly haired baby girl named Angela Yes! This is the story of MY beautiful mother, Charmaine Yvonne Bedford Massey.
She is the strongest woman of Faith I have ever known! Her love for her family is unconditional, and comes from her most inner being. She is my hero, prayer partner, best friend, songwriting inspiration, mentor, and sometimes partner in aggravating my husband, Bill!
I am always honored to sing with Momma, and hear her tell her testimony! I have heard her testify these words many times, “I just want to thank God for making a Momma out of me!” I never get tired of seeing people blessed by the anointing on her life from “My View From the Piano!”
@followers PSALM 101