Council & Associates May 2019

Chronicles MAY 2019 COUNCIL


S ince the very first issue of my newsletter, I purposely haven’t You’ve probably noticed that I’ve spoken about my husband, my kids, and my grandma a lot. I wanted to make sure that when she made her debut in the newsletter, it was a tribute worthy of the incredible positive influence she’s been on my life. Well, that time has come. In honor of Mother’s Day, I want to pay tribute to the remarkable woman I’m lucky enough to call Mom. My mother, Doris, is the best mom anyone could ask for. As an educator, she instilled in her children a passion for learning. We knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that trying our best in school would provide us with opportunities throughout our lives. It was not an abstract concept, either. We saw how her intelligence allowed her to provide a promising life for us and how she poured all of her energy into us. We knew we could achieve the same with enough hard work and determination. That said, she wasn’t afraid of providing us a little nudge. I think the best way to describe her approach is to tell you what she’d say on spoken very much about my mother. MY MOTHER, DORIS, IS THE BEST MOM ANYONE COULD ASK FOR. AS AN EDUCATOR, SHE INSTILLED IN HER CHILDREN A PASSION FOR LEARNING.”

There’s No Love Like aMother’s


the eve of a big test. Often, I’d be panicked, trying to cram as much as possible before an exam. I could come and talk to Mom about anything, so I often confided in her about my anxieties. Her response was usually the same: “Don’t worry. I know you’re going to bring home an A.” I realized throughout the years that the old phrase “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” is so fitting when it comes to my mom and me. We are both sassy, no-nonsense type of women. In addition, we both love to dance and have a good time. In fact, during a recent family cruise, we proudly displayed our mother/daughter dance skills. However, our greatest mother/daughter joy is joking with my dad. Basically, there is never a dull moment when we get together. like nobody’s business. All the things we weren’t allowed during our childhood are now totally fine for the grandkids. When I see her secretly sneaking my kids some sweets, I think, “Where was this person when I was growing up?” I guess she’s leaving the tough love to me and building her case as the world’s sweetest grandma. Whatever In 2008, my mom became a grandmother, and let me tell you she dotes on her grandchildren

the reason, I know that my kids love to see her whenever and wherever possible. That’s something I’ll never take for granted. I hope that you have a chance to celebrate your mother this month. Our moms do so much, even after we’ve grown, and rarely get the recognition they deserve. Mom, to you, I just want to say two things. First, thank you for everything you’ve done for me over the years. Second, I hope that I’m as great of a mother to my kids as you are to me.

–Lashonda Council- Rogers, Esq.


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