Celebrating in the Midst of Change

I have been a mother for 28 years.  If you count the year of gestation then you could say I’ve been a mom for 29 years.  I’m 56 and for probably 50 of those years all I ever wanted to be was a mom.  There is no greater joy in my life than being a mom—there is no greater source of frustration in my life than being a mom.

It’s hard and it’s beautiful.  It’s difficult and it’s eternal.  And it’s exhausting—can I hear an Amen?  And the only thing constant is change.  You can have a plan as a mom, but to be successful you have to know and accept that in any given moment, it will change.

For 28 years, since my eldest was born, I have been driving someone somewhere.  Dance class, soccer practice, gymnastics, Wednesday night children’s church, school, errands.  I’ve spent a ton of time in the car.  In fact we have this little running joke that goes something like, “we are so busy that when I call the kids to dinner, they run to the car.” True, true.


  1. Amen, Sandi!
    My oldest is a senior and counting down the days until he leaves for college. I can relate to change being heartbreaking and exciting.

  2. 1 year ago
    Jackie Gregory says

    Hello Sandi,
    I was in the audience of the Women of Faith event this weekend in Sunrise (Ft. Lauderdale) Florida. My heart stopped when you fell, and I was so thankful to God after you were able to finish your activities for the evening. I am sure that you will get a thorough examination when you return home. I did not like the stage set up. It did not facilitate having the audience connect with the speakers and performers. When the stage is instead set in the center of the arena, I believe it is more effective, and facilitates better connections. I did not feel the speakers and dancers were safe on the satellite small stages that were set in front of the main stage.
    You have been my inspiration for years. I am an attorney, and after my husband left me and my two young daughters years ago, listening to your song, “His Eye is on the Sparrow” literally helped me to function each day. I felt that God remembered me. I have atended many of your performances. You are my personal gift from God. Take care and may God continue to bless you.

  3. Only God can give you the strength to be a Mom and a singer as you are. God is good!

  4. Thank you for a great message!

  5. 1 year ago
    Juanita Asomugha says


    Good afternoon, I All the was from Boston MA, I was Volunteering my services with for World Vision and happen to see you at the Women Of Faith Conference in Sunrise Florida the weekend of the 26th & 27th. I was truly moved by all the touching stories that were shared by many women including yourself, I look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for sharing your life story. As a Volunteer i met so many women that were deeply moved by the inspiration that you and many other put forth. Keep up the good work and May you be Spiritually Blessed…