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I’m Sorry Self

Big, fat, crocodile tears now. Her voice shook as she gripped my hand a little tighter. “I didn’t think it would matter mom. It’s mine.”

My heart broke a little as I started to explain. “Baby, you have to respect yourself and your property. You have to know how to take care of things. You are just as important as anyone else and you have to treat yourself with as much, if not more, respect than you treat others. You matter. You are valuable. And so are the things you care about. But you have to set that standard and know that first. Do you understand that?” Continue reading

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I imagine it’s me

I open the door, hoping that all the things I’ve heard are lies. The creak is muffled by the sounds of sobbing. Some softly crying, some wailing, some frozen in fear, immobile and unable to understand what it happening. “Mami! … Continue reading

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National Single Parent’s Day

It takes a lot to be a parent. It takes more to be a working parent. And it takes everything you have to be a single parent. And today, I want to celebrate my fellow single parents. Single parents are … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Friday- Love and Freedom

Her heart is pounding as she recognizes him. Death. He is here. And he will carry her and her love away into the dark tonight. She knows this. Her only hope lies in the idea that her beautiful Miriam will survive. Before they left, … Continue reading

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To all the mamas and the daddies…

I see you. I know it’s been hard lately. I know you feel like your best is never good enough. I know you struggle with the idea of never being enough and always being too much. I know you think … Continue reading

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My daughter, the warrior princess

Jaylah Joy, I love being your mommy. I am so glad you were born. You are my warrior princess. My darling girl, there is NOTHING you cannot do. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who gives … Continue reading

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My son, the superhero.

Jaymin Paul, I am so incredibly thankful for you. You were the most unexpected blessing, and I am so glad you are in my life. I wanted to tell you a few things about growing up as I see it. … Continue reading

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