Most of us already know the rags to riches story of renowned surgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson. His background was given a thorough going over when he was running for President against President Trump, and there was never so much as even a discrepancy found. Carson didn’t have anything to hide because he didn’t have anything that he was ashamed of.Raised by a single mother in the bad part of town, with gang wars happening around him every day, he will tell you that parts of his childhood were dark. But the one single beacon, representing everything that was good and right hardworking was his mother. He credits her with everything that is good in his life because she refused to let him become a statistic. She made him work, and she made him read. The working helped him succeed, and the reading helped him write.
Yesterday, Carson wrote something, just for her. On Monday, Sonya Carson crossed over to the other side, and her son, know the world over for not only his intelligence but his work ethic and his wisdom, wrote this for his mother. If you have the time to read this, please remember his mother’s legacy, and say a prayer for the family who loved her:
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson has just shared news that his mother passed away Monday afternoon.
About 6:00pm Monday, Carson shared a post on Facebook and received thousands of messages of condolence for his tragic loss.
“Today, November 6, 2017 we lost my dear mother, Sonya Carson. Although she came from an impoverished background with very little formal education, she somehow understood how success was achieved in our society.If anyone had a reason to make excuses, it was her, but she absolutely refused to be a victim and would not permit us to develop the victim mentality either. Whenever we made an excuse, she quoted the poem “Yourself to Blame.” The poem is included in this post. May she rest in peace.
Yourself to Blame by Mayme White Miller If things go bad for you And make you a bit ashamed Often you will find out that You have yourself to blame Swiftly we ran to mischief And then the bad luck came Why do we fault others?
We have ourselves to blame
Whatever happens to us, Here is what we say
“Had it not been for so-and-so Things wouldn’t have gone that way.”
And if you are short of friends, I’ll tell you what to do Make an examination, You’ll find the faults in you…
You are the captain of your ship, So agree with the same If you travel downward You have yourself to blame”
Sonya Carson was a driving force in her son’s life and he attributes much of his success to her teaching him perseverance and drive.
Let’s all tell Ben Carson that his mother was an amazing person and we are sorry for his loss!