Friday, July 8, 2016

Whats going on??

A peaceful protest last night turned violent leaving five people dead.  My heart got even heavier.  As I watched  the news the song by Marvin Gay came to mine.  "You see, war is not the answer, For only love can conquer hate, You know we've got to find a way to bring some lovin' here today".   I am actually humming the song as I type.

Five people died, they were police officers.  This was not supposed to happen.  Not at a peaceful rally.   I am so concerned about what will happen next.  I pray once again for peace, for guidance on  what to say, on what to do.  The policeman were the targets because someone wanted to retaliate against the earlier killings.  People this does not solve anything. 

We have to pray for our nation. Pray that things get better.  Pray that there are no more killing.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Heavy Heart

On yesterday I watched a video of a man shot and killed on the internet.  I was in so much disbelief and shock, that I watched it several times over and over and I cried each time.  I saw the countless post made by people on my social media timeline all day.  I saw so many arguments forming and insensitive comments being made that I decided not to post anything, only to  pray.  This morning I woke up at 5am and scroll Facebook and watched a video of different man die.  This man was shot during a traffic stop with his girlfriend and a small child in the car.  The screams of the girlfriend haunt my thought.  The though of the young girl having that memory etched in her mind for the rest of her life.  I wept again.   I cried out on my knees to God for understanding, for protection, to send his angels down to protect us, to fix this situation and the list goes on and on. 

As I watched the video of Mr. Sterling I thought about the black men in my life, my dad, my nephews, my boyfriend, my cousins, my uncles, and friends.   I would not want them to have to experience that kind of death.  The love and compassion is slowing seeping out of the world.

I have been questioning myself and wondering why I am outraged by these deaths at the hands of police.  Then it hit me. Police Officers will always be held to a high standard because they took an oath to say they would serve and protect all people.  It's their job.  As a child we are taught that police officers are your friends.  They are your protection.  When something happens, you call the police.  When someone tries to hurt you, you call the police.  So who do you call when the police are they ones hurting you?  #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #sosad #continuetopray #BlackLivesDoMatter

Signing off...

Monday, July 4, 2016

Its been a while...

Well look who's back!!!!

Yep, I am back after a two year hiatus. :-) So much has changed in this time and I will have to catch you all up on my progress and where I am on my journey in life.

I missed blogging, I have been so busy that I haven't taken the time to update.  It has taken me a few weeks to get logged back on, especially since I couldn't remember the password. :-). 

Well any who, I am back and will be posting more each week.

Catch you later!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Graduation Day - Its here

22 years ago I became a teenage mother...I was told by some family and friends that my life was over.  That I was going to be a welfare recipient, living in low income housing, that I wasn't going to be anything.  For a period of time I believed it...I believe that those adults knew better and they were right....But God...God said I was to be the head and not the tail....God put people in my life, in my path to drip motivation on believe in me when I didn't believe in myself, people who told me I could do anything. 
As the years past I started to have a little belief in myself...I started on the journey of making changes, improving my lift, improving my daughters lives, but the challenges of living  as a single parent got in the way and it was important for me to put a roof over our heads and food on the table so I stop.  I stopped going to school...but I still had that feeling of unfinished business in the back of mind.  Two years ago by the encouragement of my oldest daughter Brittani who was in college at the time I enrolled in College to try to finish what I started.  Well two years has passed and now today I am about to graduate.  I finished my degree in December 2013, but I will march across the big stage in front of my family and friends and I/m very excited about that.  This started out as finishing up some unfinished business, but the more I thought about it...its accomplishing a goal I set for my life. I want to be that example for my daughters.
I had a photo shoot yesterday here are a few pictures...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sips and Strokes..

Tonight I am going to Sips n Strokes.  Its been a few months since the last time I have been. I am very excited about going...I am hanging with my girl Ingrid!!! I picked up the wine, cheese, crackers and grapes...yep we are about to TURN UP!!! lol
My selfie before I leave...I love my hair!!

Ingrid and I before we started 


The start of my masterpiece

I think we been

I am getting good.....I'm ready to see my results...
My finished product...I am getting better at doing this...this is my third time going and my picture looks great...I might be a little bias since I painted it. lol.  Going to Sips n Strokes was very relaxing, I will have to do this more often.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Side twist

I tried something new tonight...I only wear 3 hair styles...the puff, twist out, and two strand braid out...sometimes I get tired and want a different look.  I decided to two strand twist to the side and wear my hair this way for a couple of actually looked pretty good for my first try and I wore it for 3 days...which is a miracle since I hate wearing twists out.  I put clips on the end to try to keep it stretched out.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Ohhhh I dont like shrinkage....

So I have been contemplating getting my hair straightened again...I'm not sure yet.  I just do not like shrinkage.  Look at my hair while it is wet, I am about to do a twist out on my hair, as it grows I'm hoping it will start to keep some of the length.