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Shooting Him For The World To See

There has been a lot killings in the news this year, these past few months, weeks and days. It hurts me to the core. Yet I still pray hope and believe things will get better. I decided to write a song. This is my song I rewrote to the melody of "Killing Me Softly".  I am not a singer, but I will try to or maybe get someone to sing it for me and post the video. This is how I feel about the killings.  You changed their lives in one second Shell casings found gunshots heard Shooting him for the world to see Shooting him for the world to see Snuffed out his life with your actions Shooting him for the world to see A black man was killed today, for h is family I pray Please help the family be strong, as they begin to grieve As they are left with memories, because bullets claimed his life You changed their lives in one second Shell casings found gunshots heard Shooting him for the world to see Shooting him for the world to see Snuffed out his life w

Meet The Graduate

I can't believe I am a mother of a high school graduate. Today marks another milestone. My beautiful daughter Tereya graduated from Cobble Hill School of American Studies and will be attending Brooklyn College in the Fall. She stumbled a long the way, but she never let it deter her. She worked harder and stayed focused on her goals. Tereya is a very smart, optimistic, caring and occasionally sweet young lady. She is one of two of  the best things that has ever happened to me. I am very proud of her. I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with her.  I was in such disbelief. I continued to ask the doctor "are you sure"? He replied, "Yes, I am sure. You are part of the 1 percent population. This baby was meant to be here". He was right. She was meant to be here. I thank God everyday for choosing me to be her mother. She (and her sister) changed my life for the better. I recall her first day of her educational journey. It was her first day at Kid

Purpose, Process and Promise

Today, while waiting for the train, I did a recap of all events that occurred these past few months, but especially these past few days. Some days were better than others. Lately, life's events have made me feel as though I was drowning. No matter what I did it felt like I was sinking. I could not keep my head above water. As months and days passed, it did not seem like it was getting any better.I had no fight left in me. I was willing to give up. I was willing to drown.One Sunday morning during the month of March, I was informed of the women's conference that was scheduled to take place in May at Emmanuel Baptist Church . It seemed interesting and I requested a flyer. Week passed and I still was undecided. On Sunday April 24, 2016, the sermon was based on the subject "Go As God Leads". After hearing that sermon, I decided to attend the conference. This past weekend was enlightening. I attended the 2016 Chosen Women Conference at Emmanuel Baptist Church. (I will

Tereya's Prom Story: Preparing For The Big Day

It's Prom Season Tereya decided in junior year that she was not going to her senior prom. In fact she was adamant about not attending senior prom. It was not a topic for discussion in our house. However, when senior year began all that changed. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. She participated in all of the senior activities and get this, she actually enjoyed it. As the months past, we were hunting for the perfect prom dress, after party outfit and vehicle. She new she wanted a mermaid style prom dress. Every weekend for four months straight, we went to boutiques and local dress stores. Tereya tried on several dresses. Unfortunately, she did not find a dress that she liked or loved. Our next option was to get her dress made. However, my daughter whom I love dearly suggested we go to Macy's . So off to Macy's we went. While at this department store, Tereya tried on dress after dress and she did not like any of them. It appeared this trip was an epic fail. As we pre

Getting Back To Me

These past six months has been the best in such a long time. I have been putting myself first for once in my life. I did for others before I did for myself. I cared for others before I cared for myself. I sacrificed for others, but NO one sacrificed anything for me. I gave my time, my heart and soul to people who were not deserving of it. I gave people the benefit of the doubt even when I knew they did not deserve it. I trusted people even though I knew they were lying, doing and doing things that would cause them to lose my trust. Well, those days are long gone. I was never the person who cared what anyone thought or said about me, then at some point in my life I began to care. That was where I made my mistake. What matters is my opinion of myself.  People judged spoke negatively about Jesus and then crucified him. So who am I. People will talk about you whether you are doing well or not. They will find or make up something to talk about when they know nothing about you. People who a

24 Things That Annoy Me

In a previous post I spoke about People Who Annoy Me . In this post I will speak about several things that have annoyed me. The list below is comprised of things I have encountered daily as well as over time. Bugs...All of them . People who wait to get to the turnstile to look for their metrocard. People who do not say please or thank you.  When someone who is not smelling so fresh stands in front of or near me. When male family members and/or friends leave the toilet seat up. People who cannot think for themselves. Parents who only feed their children fast food. #learntocook Parents who do not keep their promises  People who concoct elaborates stories in their minds and they believe they are true. When I say Good Morning and the occupants in the room do not respond. Being accused of something I did not do. When someone lies to me (especially about something minor). People who do not take responsibility for themselves, their actions or the lives they help create.  Bicyc

Reservoir Dogs NYC

After meeting up with a few good friends for some drinks at  Mirrors on Grand  we decided to walk around the neighborhood. We found ourselves on Franklin Avenue. I am not sure how or why we where there. No we were not intoxicated. No one made any suggestions to go in that direction considering none of us lived near Franklin Avenue. I must say it pays to walk around the borough in which you reside. It was this night that I discovered Reservoir dogs. Reservoir Dogs is a gourmet hot dog shop that allows you to create your own hot dog. The new hot dog shop is conveniently located on 717 Franklin Avenue-corner of Park Place. It is open seven days a week and has late night hours to satisfy your late night cravings. Reservoir Dogs has a option for everyone. The menu consists of all beef hot dogs, beef and pork hot dogs, kosher hot dogs, vegetarian options, sausages and a slew of toppings to create your own hot dog or purchase hot dogs that . via Menu Pix via Menu Pix I have a hard time digest

People Who Annoy Me

Lately, my tolerance level has been at an all time low especially when it comes to people. So instead of keeping it to myself, I decided to share my annoyance with my fellow bloggers and readers. Let me say this before you continue to read. It is not my intentions to offend anyone, but to voice my opinion. However, I have offended you, I apologize in advance. Now lets continue with my rant.  I'm annoyed  with people use or consume things without asking first. I'm annoyed with parents who allow their children to run amok in public places. I'm annoyed  with people who borrow things and do not return them. I'm annoyed  with people who borrow things and do not return it in the same condition in which they borrowed it. I'm annoyed  with people who call me and have nothing to talk about or they talk about the same things all the time. I'm annoyed  with people who try to talk to me while I am on the phone with someone else. I'm a

Do You Have A Plan Of Action?

I woke up this morning feeling so refreshed. I thought about all that I wanted to accomplish this year personally, with my browngirls, family and friends. I thought about what I needed to do to accomplish these goals. I will list my 2016 goals I a separate post. However, I would like to ask you the following questions: 1. Have you thought about the goals you would like to accomplish this year? 2. What are some of those goal? 3. What steps are you going to take to accomplish those goals? Did you create an implement a roadmap for this year to assist you? 4. Are your actions today helping you get where you want to go in the future? No matter how old or young you are, you have a choice to have a plan, mission and Vision for your life. If you want your life to be different in 2016 you must take the time to develop and implement a plan.