More than three decades ago, I first became the mother of an amazing daughter, Courtney Sabra Marie Hungry is her name. I have always been a family man, but I was not aware and unprepared for the responsibilities and responsibilities of motherhood.
Being a mother is one of the greatest gifts God has given me, and I thank him daily for trusting me with such an important work of love. I am sincerely grateful for both my daughter and my son, Frederick Douglas Hungry III.
As we conclude National Women’s History Month, I want to publicly acknowledge and thank my daughter Courtney, who is not only my daughter, she is also my friend, my travel partner and a person I admire and respect. I want to tell her how grateful and grateful I am for the important role she has played in my life.
You taught me so many things about yourself, life, love and the magical and wonderful relationship between mother and daughter. I appreciate the moments, memories and important events that we created and celebrated together. Watching you grow to become the woman you are today was one of the joys of my life. To me, you are like a diamond: brilliant, amazing and flawless.
I know that many of you are aware that the mother-daughter relationship can be one of the most controversial and toxic of all the different family relationships. When you put two women together in close proximity for long periods of time, trauma and drama often raise their ugly heads, whether they are related or not.
One of the things I value most about my relationship with my daughter is when we don’t see each other face to face, we try to resolve things regardless of the mistake. We have always tried to fix the problem instead of removing the blame. No situation or problem is more important than our relationship. I think this is a good model for most relationships.
After my daughter graduated from Spelman College, she moved to New York, where she worked in the automotive industry. Her work in marketing and public relations taught her business skills, which she managed to bring back to California and help me in my business. It was a blessing that we had the opportunity to work together, live together and see much of the world together.
Over the years, people have shared how much they admire and respect our mother-daughter relationship. I am humble and appreciate these comments, but this relationship requires patience, compassion and compromise on both sides.
To my first born and only daughter, as you celebrate another year around the sun, I wish you a happy birthday and pray that God will bless you with a life full of joy and satisfaction. Keep investing in others and remember who is given much, much is required.
I love your heart and how you have dedicated your life to serving and helping those in need and those who are less happy than you. Through your photography I see your compassion for others. Never stop using what God has put in your heart to do. Remember what Matthew 5:16 says: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. The best is yet to come.
When you were a little girl, I always told you and your brother, Freddie, to remember that you are a Christian, Hungry, and your mother loves you with all her heart. You are the next generation to continue the name and work of our family. #NationalWomensHistoryMonth
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