My firstborn baby turned 21 today. How ridiculously crazy is that! I know people always say “it goes so fast!” It does! Too fast. If I allowed myself I could get quite overwhelmed with the reality of the unstoppable clock of time. I am just reminded to hug often, listen whenever I get the chance to, embrace her in all of who she is, because time will not stop for me. Her life, her heart, has blessed me since the day she was born. I take joy in watching her spread her wings and walk into all that God has created her to be. For her birthday Maurice and I met her for lunch. Our cousin Latrice was there which is good because she kept her company until we showed up an hour late. (We went to the wrong restaurant, another story in and of itself.. lol) For her birthday she will be taking a cruise to the Bahamas. I may try to sneak in her luggage. I pray God’s blessing on this year and her continued obedience to His direction.
The History of Us
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I wrote a story prompted by my writing group. It's about church, community and racism. Since I published it on my blog I have had so many people reach out with the same shared experience. It's been comforting. Then I found out there is a whole movement of people sharing their stories of leaving church spaces that refuse to respond to racism and injustice. Thank you @thewitnessbcc. To read my full story: www.atribecalledwhitlock.com or hit link in bio.
Too close? Just making sure ya'll see these curls. Had my favorite curly girl expert @torrensalicia cut the back of my hair (looser curl pattern) even with the tightly coiled girls at the top. Love the shape that was created. Ima release the desire of length for a fuller style. #curlygirlmethod #natural #innersence