Tuesday, April 16, 2024

A mother’s love!

A mother’s love!


Eric Troy

Happy Mother’s Day!

It is a blessing and a miracle that a mother carries her child for nine months. In the spiritual sense, the number 9 represents the fruit of the spirit. For any fruit to reach its highest quality of taste, it must first be planted from a good seed into rich soil that will nurture its growing process.

So, as in life, during the nurturing process of an infant, the mother’s body is a shield — protecting her child from any harm that might impact the birthing process.

During this time, the mother sings, exercises, prays — and yes, has a special craving for foods such as pizza and fried potatoes (what my wife craved).

Because of this type of nurturing and loving process, our daughter has grown to know that she is loved and cared for. She knows the importance of sharing that love with others, and will pass this onto her children.

Jeremiah 1:5 states, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, set you apart and appointed you a prophet to the nations.”


When you really think about this statement, before we were born, God already had our life journey planned out. So, the key to your life is to know that you already have a “mapquest” to guide you to your destiny. I encourage you not to stop until you arrive at your destiny.

I honor two women in this article: my mother, Berniece Troy, who is 91 years old; and my wife, Gayle.

Thank you, mom, for always being there for me with open arms and a loving spirit. You taught me how to love, respect and honor my wife. The good word states in Proverbs 18:22, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.”

I’m so blessed to be married to my best friend, and one of God’s anointed angels. Thank you, Mrs. Troy, for being my wife, soulmate, and the master gardener of the Troy family — providing a “mother’s love” in showing our daughter how to be a queen.

Eric Troy M.A. is the President & CEO of Eficionado, a Gahanna, Ohio-based brand transformation strategic partnership agency. He has over three decades of experience in education, advertising, marketing, media relations and sports development in both North America and South Africa — working with Fortune 500 corporations, and advising MLB, NFL, and NBA athletes in the area of brand and image marketing. Eric is considered an expert on black male leadership and community engagement, and has been featured on NPR and ESPN Classics. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and reach him by email at ejtglboal1@gmail.com.

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