I am Vulnerable and Strong

I am not expected to be soft and express my needs to others. I am expected to hold in my anger and hide breakdowns. I am supposed to bury my past and never seek justice for myself, my children or my husband. I am expected to be everyone’s comic relief and personal counselor. I am the mother for the motherless and the father to the fatherless. I make other people feel good about themselves, while they leave me empty and depleted. I should not expect a Prince to come and save me, I am expected to saddle up my horse […]

Unpopular Opinion: 2020 has not been that bad to me.

I can only speak for myself when I say that 2020 has not been bad for me, personally. That’s not to say that I haven’t been affected deeply and even traumatized by the way black and brown people have been treated. This pisses me off on a whole nother level but that’s a different post. I can’t claim that as a failure for me personally because while I have always been affected by the deaths of our men, it has always been this way, it’s just been magnified this year. I have always been aware of the evil hiding behind […]

How do mothers cope when their child wants to kill them?

For those of you who read my book, Picking Up the Pieces to 100 Broken Promises, you know that my relationship with my oldest son, Mikey, has been less than stellar to say the least. Due to coronavirus, I couldn’t visit him on his birthday, but I can hardly believe that he’s 15 years old now. And as of today, he is not home, not because I don’t want him here, that’s for sure. Never did I imagine that we would not be together. This birthday without him was a hard one. I am used to him helping me pick […]

Picking Up the Pieces

The last few months have been interesting, to say the least. After publishing, “Picking Up the Pieces to 100 Broken Promises,” I expected my life to change, but I really didn’t know what to expect. I have had conversations with characters in my book and it has been therapeutic for them as well as for myself. I have had the opportunity to help others come to terms with experiences that affected them and their families. I think I’m going to interview some of the people that I wrote about, it may be awkward, but for you guys, I’m willing to […]

A Message to My Readers

  THANK YOU I am humbled and grateful that you have purchased and are reading my book. This book isn’t just about me, it’s about everyone who has faced trauma and who is seeking to come through on the other side, healed and whole. To me, it is more than a book. It’s a glimpse inside of my innermost being. It’s my family and friends, past and present, and you have decided to become a part of it. Thank you. You can show your continued support by leaving a review and telling your friends and loved ones where Picking Up […]