@themelaninmillennial said it best. Black man I adore you. I can't ever see myself with anyone else. You are such a strong, beautiful, protective being. You've been dragged through the mud yet still you come out shining. I love you Black Man.
There are parts of my life that have been absolutely wonderful! I paid off all of my debt, I'm currently looking for my house and I have a strong group of friends here in Atlanta. On the other hand...I've dealt with so much turmoil in the past two and a half years when it comes to relationships. It's time I date myself and let God direct my HUSBAND to me.😘
find something else or someone else that brings love and joy to your life; the one thing that you enjoy doing so much that you've always set aside revisit it, it will redirect your focus allowing you to get over something/someone that's creating unwanted and unpleasant surroundings
I hear people say anything worth having is worth fighting for, I just want to make sure you know the difference between worth and worthiness > is that worth is (countable) value while worthiness is (uncountable) the state or quality
Today one of my best friends gave birth to....wait....Today one of my best friends became a father!!!!!! I think this is the first baby in our family since LB!!! Which is 21 YEARSS love you so much @_kikihayes_ and @itsthebauce I'm soooo eager to visit!!! I'll have the $2.39 when I come. Do yall take change? Kingston JAMEL Key!! 1.17.19
I had the pleasure of being around a group of people this weekend who's drive and hunger for their goals oozed from their pores. As I sat there in silence I watched the room (usually what I do when I don't know anyone. I'm shy damnit!). They networked and talked about projects that they had in the works and exchanged contact info. What they didnt know was how inspiring it was for me to see this. Their presence inspired this ridiculously talented artsy fartsy aunty from Buffalo who gave up her dreams because of anxiety and stage fright. Yall lit a fire up my ass and I cant thank you enough. ✌🏾❤
I hate you. You made me feel like I couldn't do anything right. I'm not sure if it was because I was young or because I had just gotten out of a relationship but you controlled me and abused me with your words. Guilting me into doing things I didnt want to because somewhere there were other women who wanted to be with you. I remember having tears fall down my eyes as you held my head down. I didnt want to do it because I was sick and couldn't breath through my nose but you insisted and yelled at me. I dont know why I didn't leave then. I have this issue of holding on for longer than i should because i long for the good days. But in this case I was simply afraid of you. You had never hit me, however your aggression and the pistol in your top drawer terrified me. Not to mention the continued discussion of a "falsely filed" domestic violence charge from your ex.... The final straw came on a random week day. I had gotten off my full time job at 7am and was exhausted. I slept all day long until maybe 5pm when I got a call from you. You were yelling at me asking me where I was and why I wasn't waiting at your house for you to arrive. We had no plans. No prior engagements I had forgotten. You simply wanted to control my every move. I told you I fell asleep on the couch at home and was so tired that I lost track of time. You screamed at me and I cried. I cried because you accused me of being out with another guy and as I tried to explain where I had been you ignored me. But I had had enough. Crying on a daily basis and being afraid of you was not the lifestyle I wanted to live. I drove to your house and ended it. You begged me to stay but I drove off. I wish these were the only times I experienced your abuse. But I was free. And I promise you a damn ice cream cone could never even get me to walk down your street let alone date you again.
I love the flashback challenges. This more like the 12 year challenge but it’s the first FB profile pic that made it through the great FB photo purge 😂. It’s also the photo that was my profile picture on match.com (11 years, a 💍, a 🏡, a 🐶 and 2 🧒👶 later, thank you Match). So much has changed but both pictures make me smile and bring me joy for different reasons from different parts of my life. 💖 • • • @match #matchdotcom#10yearchallenge#thenandnow#usc#fun#smile#married
Five years ago today I met @tmess03 & my world has never been the same. . I could have never imagined what my life would look like in the years following that first date over sushi! We have been unbelievably blessed, but also challenged & changed since 1/11/14. . Since that day we have been engaged & married, rescued two dogs, moved three times, owned two homes, changed jobs, traveled around the country, and brought home two sweet babies. . We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve yelled, we’ve forgiven, we’ve loved, we’ve prayed, we’ve praised. . Everyday I learn more about this man who provides for us and loves us so well. Everyday we choose each other. Everyday we decide that our covenant with one another is bigger than our differences and our flaws. . As we continue to do life together, I pray that God will daily use our marriage to sanctify us and to glorify Him. I love you @tmess03 ! ♥️ [All photos are from our first year together - we look like babies!]
Connors gave us a card & picked up our bill when they learned we had met there, and are now celebrating our anniversary with them all these years later! The berry on top, so to speak, is the beautiful bouquet of flowers that we arrived home to, courtesy of our family. We had a great day!