Rhema Marvenne

So far nothing has represented my idea of “making lemonade with the lemons of life” like the story of now 9-year-old Rhema Marvenne. She is an amazingly talented young girl who in her short time on earth has been through things many adults have not been through; the loss of a mother to ovarian cancer after a long battle. All these started when she was 3 years old, but her mother Wendi, eventually went home to rest when Marvenne was 6 years old.

I was distracted at work last week when I went on YouTube (as you do!) to listen to some music when I STUMBLED across her – certainly not a coincidence and in that short time, she has made me cry, made me go !WOW! countless times, made me want to give God a big hug…It’d be selfish of me not to share this.

You know when you hear the words “the gift of a man makes room for him”, this is so true for her. Please have a look at the videos and listen to her sing one of  my favourite songs which in my opinion is one of the most vocally challenging songs to sing, Rhema sings it so effortlessly. Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams ‘the Prayer’.


It makes you want to live your life to its fullest potential, it makes you see that in pain, we sometimes birth greatness if we don’t hang on to our pain. In a world of Beyoncé, Rhianna, Lady Gaga and the likes, there is still a young child who knows her own mind and what she intends to do with her gift. I don’t want to go on too long about her, just see for yourselves.

throughmyaisMake Lemonade with the Lemons today throw at you, just find strength deep within you, make that the sugar, ignore the haters and naysayers, that’s the ice and SMILE.