The Queens of Heart


“Don’t you draw the Queen of Diamonds boy. She’ll beat you if she’s able. You know the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet.”

One of my favorite lyrics by the Eagles in their song Desperado. I’ve been blessed with three very special Queens of Heart in my life.

The Dowager (my Mom) Kati.

The Duchess (my sister) Keri.

And my Queen Bee, Mrs. Holman.

**Not to mention that I have the best mother in law a man could ask for.

When I was traveling on the road last night from Missouri to Ohio, all three of them called within a half hour of each other to keep me awake at the wheel.

Who are the special ladies in your life and do they know you love and honor them?

Joker’s Footnotes

Fellas, if you still have your mom, you need to be calling her EVERY week. Showers of blessing are in order for the one that brought you into the world, dressed you, raised you, fed you, clothed you, defended you, protected you, and taught you everything you needed to know while answering every other inquisitive thought a child mind could conjure.

You get it.

Most men don’t call their mothers because they feel that seeing them at Christmas and birthdays is enough to catch up. There’s simply nothing farther from the truth. Mom just wants to hear your voice even if it’s as simple as…

“Mom, I’m just checking in. How are things? What’s dad doing? Do you need anything… any help with your computer, phone, heavy lifting, etc.? Do you know that I love you? Well, I do. If I don’t hear from you, I’ll call you next week.”

Some men think that because they live under half hour away mom could just call if she needs anything.. Sorry dude. Not good enough.  Its not mom’s responsibility to reach out to you. That’s like telling someone that if they need money, just call. If God puts it on your heart to give something to someone, just give it and don’t make them come to you. Mom is not the exception to this rule. It is the child’s responsibility to reach out, and not the other way around.

Maybe you didn’t have a good relationship with your mom growing up and you are somewhat estranged at this point in life. I understand this can be very hard to grapple with, but maybe just by reading this post, God is nudging you to initiate the peace making process. Pray about it. If it’s time, the Great Shepherd would love to help you reconcile. It may be a long process, but getting started is significant.

Okay stud, the ball is in your court. Do it in the next 10 minutes. You don’t know how long you’ll have the Queens of Heart in your life, and you’ll regret not honoring them as you should.

Don’t let the joke be on you.

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