Saying Good Bye to 2013

As we prepare to say Good Bye to 2013, I want to thank you all for the constant support and love that you have shown us over the year. Here is a year in review based on the topics/post that you responded to most.

1549Have you Met My SuperHero: What a day! My son still talks about this day as he is still excited about being his sister's protector.

grandmomFree to Grieve, A Mother's Memoir in Black and White: This wonderful book has traveled the world and has provided such comfort to mothers. I am delighted to report that their is now a children's version and there will be a stage play in 2014. This book was of great comfort to me after loosing my grandmother.

Do You Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer eliminated the opiton for emplyees to Work from Home. I wonder how productivity has been.


Photo Courtesy of TVGuide.com
Photo Courtesy of TVGuide.com

Me, the Police and My Son: Parenting is hard and unfortunately there is no manual on how to get it right. I am happy to report that my son's behavior has greatly improved as we teach him the importance of education and the doors can it can open and close.

report-card-FShould Parents Receive Report Cards: Parent involvement is a major key to our children being successful.

kids-educationImpact of Summer on Education: Those three months truly have an impact.


I've Got the Power.
I've Got the Power.

Triple Negative Can Kiss My… Who knew the diagnosis of Breast Cancer would impact my life so much. This journey has truly changed my perspective on life and what I focus on.

Still Searching for the Words: The murder of Trayvon Martin will never be forgotten. It was the day that “open season” was declared on young African American youth.

bust with kids (2)Twas the Night Before Surgery: A Night of fun for the family before surgery. We never did paint the bust and it is crazy to see the difference in my body.

wpid-PhotoGrid_1378736274031.jpgFearless: This is still how I feel as I move forward on this journey. I am certain it is not only my positive attitude but the love and support that I constantly receive from the community.

wpid-PhotoGrid_1382141735454.jpgOperation Family Final Trim: As I prepared for Chemotherapy, I allowed by daugthter to trim my hair. This process truly helped her deal with the fact that I would lose my hair.

I am No Hero: My sorority sisters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc and fraternity brothers of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity Inc, honored me at a celebration. It was a great night and l loved being appreciated but even more so that my diagnosis increased awareness.

Picture Courtesy of Eliza B
Picture Courtesy of Eliza B

Happy Birthday: So many of you wished my Mommy Happy Birthday!

wpid-PhotoGrid_1386097534990.jpgGiving Tuesday and Everyday: We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give…Sir Winston Churchill. It is so important to liee a life of giving if you want to experience abundance.


2013 has a been an unforgettable year.  I am happy to say that no matter what was thrown at us with God by our side we knew we would be victorious. I am excited aboout what 2014 holds and I look forward to sharing it with you. Wishing you a wonderful 2014.  Happy New Year

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  1. Your positive energy is a constant inspiration to me. May God bless you richly in 2014! xo

    Posted 12.31.13

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