Hey Yahoo Fam!
My coworker and good friend KiKi is my Co-Leader and we have been busy with these gurls.
We have chosen 4 leaders and when I say they are the bomb, thats what I mean! On Sunday we ordered 10 Large pizzas, we had pops and juice. We told the Leaders that we wanted them to wash their hands, and serve the others, and let me tell you, these gurls did the dogone thang do you hear me? We ( me and Kiki) looked up and everyyyyybody was eating inside of 5 mintues. We made them get together themselves and decide who was going to pass out napkins, plates, the pizza and the pop. Thats all we told them and they decided among themselves who was going to do what and they got it done! Thats what you call Leadership! Getting it done!
I looooooove my gurls so much. I never knew that God had this for me to do. I beleive that I raised my child as best as I could. She is in school and doing so good. But I always had this gift to communicate well with teens. Its like we speak the same language. I can be an adult when I communicate, and I can talk their talk. See the key is to watch programs with your child, go inside of their world. We treat our kids, like OUR KIDS, and forget that they are growing up and would love for their parents to \”understand\”, and I tell my teens parents that we have to remember that we once were kids too, so dont act like you didnt do those things they are doing, just try to be \”understanding\”.
Thats the whole key. My daughter watches Raven, and sweet 16 to see the fashions and how other teens live, and I be right in there with her. She watches the videos and Im right in there witih her ………sometimes, ( it gets on my nerves), she watches her stuff and we as parents have to go there with them in order to understand them better. Thats why me and Neisha have the relationship we have, because I make sure that I come into her world.
This weeks meeting my God daughter spoke to the teens about teenage pregnacy and she did a good job. The gurls really listned to her. I thought that was very helpful. Later on we talked about RULES! We wanted to talk to them about it because being a teen they wonder why they have to follow the rules their parents set. We had rules grwoing up, even at a job you have rules……..come on now!!!!!. As soon as they read the next sentence about parents and rules, they knew where we were going with it, and they GOT IT! LOL Rules are rules. If you dont want anyone coming to your room messing up and disrespecting it, then thats how momma feel about the rules in her house.
Just tonight me and KiKi called the 4 Leaders and told them that we are taking them to a dinner buffet on Sunday @ 4pm. They are sooooooooooo excited. We want to go over somethings with them as far as their roles and break them off into groups were they will be responisble for them.
Thank you Jesus for giving me the vision, the patience, the love, the gift to do this. People ask me how do I do it, and its natural to me. When the gurls are with me all they do is hug on me and kiss me. They call me auntie ZZ. Thats my nickname.
This week we had at least 26 or 27 gurls. I have to go over my paper work for the real count. Its growing week. So pray that God bless me with a home wayyyyyyyyy big enough to house them!