No More Tears

October 21, 2015

The light sparkles in her eyes as I peek my head in the door.
“Who goes there?” Mom asks.
“A ghost.” I jokingly reply.
“I hope it’s a friendly ghost.” Laughs, hugs, and kisses are how mom and I  greet each other in the mornings.

A caregivers job is not easy, there are good days and bad days, but through it all, I  count my blessings.  I am very thankful to have a mom.

My days are spent cooking, cleaning, bathing, and sometimes feeding her depending on her mobility functions (we squeeze in time for shopping). I wouldn’t change a thing. She took care of me for 18 years, now it’s my time to take care of her.

Everyone’s circumstance is different, but if you can find it in your heart to forgive, please do so now. We are placed on this earth temporarily. Do what you can for your loved ones while they are

alive to receive it.

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Not Easily Broken

June 24, 2015

The world as we know it is still the same, but the people within it has changed with magnified evil that cannot be ignored. What ignorance doesn’t do is make me weak and hopeless; instead, it strengthens my faith. I am not easily broken by Satan’s attacks nor am I broken by the evil He stirs up in people.

Conversations such as racism can no longer be ignored. Babies are not born racist, it is taught at home. We attend Church, read the Bible and out of that same mouth, we both praise God and curse others.

Change comes from within – you have to want it bad enough to make a difference.

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It’s always tough when you try to piece your life back together after a tragic incident; whether it’s losing a loved one, losing your home, financial burdens, sickness, or spiritual death.  Starting all over again takes a tremendous amount of strength, focus, obedience, trust, and in my situations, faith and constant conversations with God.

Often times, you go through life trying to be accepted by friends, family members, parents, and your spouse – hope is often lost in pleasing people.  No matter how much you try, you can’t please everyone.  I would often get the guilty stare down when I say the word, “no”.

I have also noticed, the closer I get to God, the more people will bring up the past.  I refuse to be defined by my past – the moment I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Personal Savior, the old me was put away and the new me was born.  The past does not define my future.

Each and every morning, I thank God for keeping my heart beating throughout the night and filling my lungs with oxygen.  The alarm clock didn’t wake me up, He did.

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My book Get Thee Behind Me is a non-fiction book in the making.  It details the cycles of abusive relationships, infidelity, and separation of family.  In a world so divided…so are families.  Witnessing my mom being beat in the head with a brick…she survived, forcefully thrown on the floor and breaking her leg as she lie on my bedroom floor in agony…she survived, going to jail for a crime she didn’t commit, but my brother did in order to save her life…she survived.  All my sisters have been in similar situations…they survived.  These and more stories will come to life in my book.

This is why the book I am currently writing is important to me.  It is near and dear to my heart and those that have been through or are going through the same cycles of abuse.  It has to stop and it starts with you.  Be a survivor and know when to get out of an abusive relationship.  There is no shame, but if you stay in the relationship, you only have yourself to blame.

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Moment of Truth

March 1, 2015

Being married for 25 years, I often get asked the question:

How did you manage to stay together this long?    Marriage involves compromises…a lot!  You have to give a lot and get a little.  There are going to be lots of disagreements that may lead to heated arguments, but if you are married and have never had an argument…lucky you.  You will go through trials and tribulations together and separately…this should make you stronger – if it doesn’t, don’t question it – seek help from a much Higher Authority.

Never take advice from other people, whether they are married or not…draw upon your own experience and learn to trust each other.  My husband and I have gone through a lot together, but through it all, we have managed to keep our marriage together.  Yes, people will try to manipulate, disrupt, and intervene….people will lie on you, talk about you, and will stop at nothing to make your lives a living hell.  It’s up to you.  Do you believe everything you hear?  Jump to conclusions…each other’s throats?  Do you get mad at each other and stop speaking for a couple of days?  Or, do you discuss it?  Admit you were wrong and try to mend things?

I was given bad advice….NEVER AGAIN!  You see, when you are given advice – take it – and it backfires…Do you know what you will hear from the one giving the advice?  “You didn’t have to take my advice.”  Lesson learned.

There are a lot of couples that have been married longer than my husband and me and there are some that are just starting out.  For the most part, don’t wear your feelings on your sleeves – don’t take anything too personal.

Please don’t give up too quick on each other.  As I mentioned earlier, sometimes you have to seek a Higher Power.  The idea is to be united as “one” not “two”.  Get your priorities straight by placing God first, family second, and everything else will fall in place according to God’s will and purpose for your life.

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I turn on the news and all I see is evil, evil, and more evil.  It doesn’t really matter what station you turn it on…father killing family and turns gun on himself, kids killing parents, parents killing kids…you get were I’m going.  Are we in that much of a depressed nation? Have we as a people truly lost control on the building blocks of this nation?  Are we that greedy? Jealous?

Families are not visiting each other like they used to because no one can keep their mouth shut.  It’s as if no one is happy unless someone is unhappy.

Here’s the thing:

  • We can’t blame anyone for our current situation.
  • We can’t blame anyone for the wrong we do.
  • We can’t blame anyone for the wrong we say.
  • We can’t blame a particular color, race, creed, or gender.

We as a family need to learn to stick together and let bygones be bygones.  Whatever happened in the past, let it stay in the past.  We has a nation need to learn to stand up for what we feel or know in our hearts to be wrong.

From here on out…as difficult as it may seem, but we can do it…let’s:

  • Love each other.
  • Support each other.
  • Forgive each other.
  • Put away all evil speaking towards each other.

We can’t judge each other, that’s not what we were placed on this earth to do.

In short, let’s just be there for each other no matter what!

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The Road Less Traveled

January 11, 2015

As a little girl, I have always had ‘something’ in my shadows.  Whenever I would go to sleep, it would wake me up.  Whenever I was awake, it would invade my thoughts.  Now that I am a grown woman with a husband and kids of my own, ‘something’ is still in my shadows.

I was always living in someone else’s shadows; eager to please, pretending to be something I’m not or afraid to be who God created me to be.  I realize I have missed out on a lot because I was always afraid to take that leap….afraid of the unknown.

It’s one thing giving advice, but it’s a whole other thing taking it.  So, here it goes.  I started on my second book, Get Thee Behind Me. I will be traveling down a road I have never traveled down before…Non-Fiction…based on actual facts. Once it’s all said and done, you will cry with me, laugh with me, rejoice with me, and be blessed with me.  It’s time to get out of everyone else’s shadow and do my darn thang!

I will keep you posted of a publication date….keep me in your prayers.

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