My uncle just married my mother!

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Friends, it has been reconfirmed. The baby is mine!! She is so mine. The quite girl only needed a catalyst. She is loud people! So loud! And she is a child. She is not a calm collected 27-year-old in an 11-year-old body. Believe it or not, she jumps around the house singing, she even jumps up and down the couches and confidently asks for whatever she wants, any time of the day. The best part of the deal is that she doesn’t come to me. She hangs out with him (My husband) they even share secrets. One time we were having this deep mature discussion, and she suddenly started contributing her opinion as we stared, wondering ‘who is this girl?

I have always known her as a girl who  doesn’t talk much, you might never notice her in a room. Some of our friends  say they have never heard her voice. That’s why one day I blogged, ‘Is she really mine?’ I had prepared her for my wedding and marriage, she seemed to be okay with it. Maybe she thought things won’t change much. Of course we talked about the major changes, moving to live with my husband, who will be our head and her father. For her, it was more of ‘my business.’ She was more concerned about her flower girl role in the wedding. (She refused to be referred to as ‘flower girl’ so she was “the real princess” ) what she will wear, make up, and cake. The wedding went well, she  felt like a princess and got her cake. Her day made.

If there’s a prayer I have always made concerning marriage is that God will bring along a man for me who will love me together with Sharline, that the three of us will blend well. God gave me exactly that! But I had not seen all of it. Jackson knew my daughter the moment he knew me. And the two are very good friends. But we had never lived together. So I was still in panic mode after the wedding. Fast forward to the first day the three of us spent the day together as a family:

I have never seen my child that bubbly, she was talking faster than usual, I got to know school dramas. she was even singing! People!! she was singing with my husband! wait, at the end of the day she stood and said she wants to pray, and made a loud Swahili prayer. We had both never had that experience. She has just become someone else, we love what she has become. She is evidently happy. For the first time, she did not want to go back to school. (Yes, the girl who used to cry when late by an hour) She has another person who genuinely cares about her and makes sure she is okay.  I look at the two of them and I am reminded that God answers prayers. He is God. He makes things beautiful in its time. Trusting in Him is never in vain. He has done it for me. He has done it for us.

Let me now explain the title, from the time the two met, Sharline has been referring to him as ‘Uncle Jack’. I even told her ‘I m getting married to ‘Uncle Jack’. So we have embarked on the process of eliminating the ‘Uncle Jack’ to ‘Dad’. She is embracing it more than I am. I keep saying ‘Go ask uncle Jack’. Someone Help me!

68 thoughts on “My uncle just married my mother!

  1. Wow so such an inspiration to young/single girls out there
    May God Bless your family and enlarge your territory
    Rhoda .
    Much Blessings

  2. Such an inspiring piece, it really encourages, it gives hope. He married me alone but I feel like I should already have someone who will be calling him dad. Am inspired with this Rawder. Its only the beginning, let see what God has for you in store.Happy marriage the Kedaha’s.
    Mrs. Osare Mildred

  3. Rodah big up you got a best husband knew him akiwa fish FM and your daughter has a best dad and my prayer God bound with Cord’s that can’t be broken

  4. Wow! Am so happy for you and Sharline for gaining an additional member of your family who loves you both…my (your daughter) Crystal still has a bone to pick with you that she didn’t know that you’re getting married…may God be the center of your marriage.

  5. Wow, may God continue blessing your union as for Sharline, uncle Jack was the missing bit. May the father-daughter relationship blossom. God bless you

  6. Wow.. Your posts have really encouraged me that God is real, and He is delighted in answering our prayers, however small.
    I know it will be my testimony too. Blessings Rawder.

  7. Wow! Goooooood one I like, it’s very much encouraging to all single mum need to hear this a lot of wisdom. God answers prayers #munguaitwemungu

  8. Indeed God never fails His own, before you sent her to him say it in your mind “..go ask Dad…” then say loud to her you will both use to that.

  9. When God is involved in our plans, he makes ALL things beautiful. See how God has beautified you my dear. I pray that God will do great and mighty works in your marriage and family. Wewe ni wa baraka tu sana

  10. Wow…. Indeed God makes everything beautiful at His own time…. Such a wonderful testimony….. Barikiwa naa zaidi Kidullz. Ke

  11. I love what God is doing in your life. Its rare that most women would stand up to talk abt getting married with children/ a child. Women who have gone through it should encourage the singld ones so that they aren’t disillusioned and settling for less. #Godsbest #Godspeed

  12. Thanks, that is a true testimony and an encouragement to all the single moms who look forward one day to have lovely
    hubbies. Thanks again Mrs Jackson.

  13. Haiya Sharline resembles her uncle, ama am just being a Kenyan.

    Thank you Rawder for this encouragement I am an unmarried mother of a beautiful 7 year God sent lovely girl and you have addressed a major concern for me. I had read somewhere I don’t remember where that if I wanted my girl to blend in with a man I desired to marry she had to be below age 5. God can best share with you the drama I gave Him, sema kucount down to day 1, then it downed on me that He runs this world. Now I enjoy the moments with my precious gift while I teach her about God. If it is in His plans for us to have a man head our house it will happen why fuss about it. If Father did it for Rawder and Sharline surely He can do it for me. God bless you Kidullzzz!!! (I just had to), okay Mrs. Kedaha.

  14. Haiya Sharline resembles her uncle, ama am just being a Kenyan.

    Thank you Rawder for this encouragement I am an unmarried mother of a beautiful 7 year God sent lovely girl and you have addressed a major concern for me. I had read somewhere I don’t remember where that if I wanted my girl to blend in with a man I desired to marry she had to be below age 5. God can best share with you the drama I gave Him, sema kucount down to day 1, then it downed on me that He runs this world. Now I enjoy the moments with my precious gift while I teach her about God. If it is in His plans for us to have a man head our house it will happen why fuss about it. If Father did it for Rawder and Sharline surely He can do it for me. God bless you Kidullzzz!!! (I just had to), okay Mrs. Kedaha.

  15. Hello Rawder.
    Wow am so happy for you!
    I’m also a single mother of Christine, 8 years old…
    I just want to let you know that this story has given me so much hope!
    Thank you and God bless you!

  16. May the the name of the Lord be praised. This is an encouragement to other ladies who trusting God for an answered prayer. To “Uncle Jack” continue being a blessing to the two beautiful and wonderful ladies.

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