Preparing your heart and mind to love again after you have been hurt is no easy feat. It is important to take some time to learn the lessons your last relationship was meant to teach and apply those lessons moving forward. As hard as it may seem, we must also be careful to acknowledge our […]
I stood alone in the foyer of the church and prepared to walk down the aisle that I had traveled many times before. The white satin runner that outlined the path I would walk was a stark contrast to the burgundy carpet on which it lay. I watched my beautiful niece’s curls bouncing as she […]
Suddenly the blanket that was draped across my body seemed to be swaddling me too tightly. I tossed it aside and reached for a drink of water. I laughed nervously before continuing, ” I really don’t think you’re in a position to make any demands.” “Where were you? I called you twice, did you send […]
Single For the Holidays: What Could Be Worse?
I had prepared the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings – turkey, dressing, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, yams, and pecan and apple pie tarts for dessert. But, I wasn’t expecting company for dinner; in fact, I ate dinner alone. The girls were on fall break and were visiting my mother for the […]
Blessed Dating Chronicles
This past March I made a startling revelation- my daughter Destani will be graduating from high school next year. Where did the time go? In my diligence to ensure she knew how healthy relationships didn’t look, I wasn’t as diligent in making sure she had examples of healthy relationships to build upon when she went […]
Lessons from the butterfly
I think it is safe to say that butterflies are born out of adversity. Each time the butterfly becomes comfortable in a stage in life, it experiences great change. After they hatch from the egg, they begin life as a caterpillar. During this stage the caterpillar must eat and eat to grow. However, its […]
Dear Future Hubby, Happy Father’s Day!
Dear Future Hubby, I knew that you were special from the moment we met. I cannot explain how I knew, everything about our meeting felt right. Date after date, you continued to amaze me with your candor, honesty, and ability to anticipate my wants and needs. But, the true test was to come. As a […]
My on-again, off- again boyfriend was on his knees crying for just one more chance. I had forgiven his many indiscretions over our seven-year relationship. But, I was tired. The relationship was taking a toll on my health. His touch had begun to make me nauseous. I had lost so much weight that most […]