He Turned It – Father’s Day

I don’t call my father “dad.”  When talking to other people I refer to him as my dad but as far as saying “hi dad” that wasn’t something I was used to saying. While growing up, he was around but not around. There was a period of time when I didn’t see him. Then, all…

My Vision

Last year I went to the optometrist. Whenever I go for my annual appointment they always ask if I want the glaucoma test and I always say yes. Years ago while talking to my Aunt Barbara she said to always get the test because she has glaucoma and her doctor told her to tell her…

Hard Healing

There’s some healing that needs to take place and it’s going to be hard. I was reflecting on some personal work I’ve had to do and as I summed things up, I couldn’t talk about how hard it was without acknowledging the level of healing I’ve received. We all have some level of personal healing…

The Victory Lap

Determining whether to write this or not has been bothering me for sometime now. I don’t consider myself someone who keeps up with music and/or artists. While I do know some things, I wouldn’t voluntarily include myself in a debate about the best rappers/artists unless we were talking about Brandy and/or Monica. So I write…

The One

There was a point in time when my confidence was really low. I may have looked pulled together on the outside but I was constantly scoring myself against the other women in the room – how they looked, what they said, how they carried themselves…and I never measured up. So, I prayed for confidence. Initially,…

The Bull In My Backyard

Every now and then I’ll have very vivid dreams. One night in particular, I dreamt there was a bull in my backyard. I remember waking, walking to the bathroom and moving the curtain aside to look out of the window. The first thing I saw was a big black bull in my backyard. It didn’t…

Valentine’s Day Victory

It’s the end of Valentine’s Day and it was better than I imagined! At church on Sunday, the Pastor said a sex therapist would be talking about singles and sex on Tuesday (today). I was a little skeptical and planned on eating ice cream and reading into Valentine’s night but I decided to go. I’m…