My Treasure – Raquel McKee
‘Black Mother and Child Statuette’
‘My mother, a USA resident, gave this to me 7 years ago after meeting my third son. It is a visual reminder of a prophetic calling to motherhood for me. On some days I see it as a challenge and I want to cover it up so I don’t have to see the standard I am missing. But I treasure it because it suggests how my mum sees me: a successful, loving, elegant mum who has well turned out children – with no food round the mouth, or sick down the clothes! That’s encouraging’.
Story written by Raquel McKee from Jamaica