Trina Braxton’s Hero: Evelyn Braxton

In a world where sensationalism and celebrity are images that our nation looks up to, we have been deprived of real role models. My role model has been a nurse, a judge, a teacher, and moreover, a mother to me. She has overcome the challenges of motherhood (six times over), education, divorce, and reality television, and still being her own woman. My mother’s life is a reflection of the virtuous woman I still aspire to be as a mother, wife and sister. Growing up to dinner every night to flying bi-coastal to spend time with six children and eleven children, being a life-coach to all who need her even just to talk to, and most important, teaching me the power of forgiveness, makes my mother Evelyn Braxton more than just a great human being – but my lifetime hero!

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