Yesterday, while at BJs I ran into my old work first program director. We got to talking and she said she was proud of me and I should come check out their new facilities and share my story. Most don’t know but I was homeless for quite a while and leaned toward welfare for help. Of course the lady assumed I was lying and threaten to put me and my daughter in a shelter. I ended up at Homefront FPC at The School for the deaf, which is where I attended this work first program. I learned how to use Microsoft office, got a place to live (ny 1st apt on stuyvesant ave) and then found a job at the Old Navy in Hamilton Market place it was just opening up. Left due to no steady hours, went back to welfare and joined another WF program and got in the state of nj as CWEP (Unpaid intern) for a 1 1/2 and got hired permanent in 2009. Been on my own since my first apt and left welfare behind. I said all that to say this, everyone needs help and you shouldn’t be ashamed, understand where you been and where you are now. Be proud of yourself and thank God! I been working every since. Maintaining my household and raising my kids as best I can, so before you judge me understand that that’s just a piece of my story and it doesn’t define me.
Many holidays come throughtout the year and it never fails someone gotta come out and this holiday ain’t for us, its for white folks, it’s a pagan holiday, you brainwashing your kids and all that jazz. You say it every holiday, every year we get it. Some people choose to celebrate and that’s their right, so can they live? Seriously?! If you don’t we know why, but it doesn’t you have to press people to do what you choose to do. That’s like forcing someone to believe your religious beliefs. We are all different people and we can make decisions for ourselves. Why can’t you respect our views be it right or wrong?
A person can be supporting black owned business, informed on things and bettering the black communities but has decided to celebrate the holidays of their choosing. Doesn’t that make anyone less black than you?
Why can’t we do what our parents do, celebrate what they want and when the children are educated on the truth of the holiday choose at that point whether or not they want to continue to celebrate it. Or is that something white people do?
Today when I went downstairs at work to get breakfast from our cafeteria I heard one of my mom’s favorite song, by her favorite singer:
It brought me back to fun memories in my childhood. My mom was always playing good music and singing along to it. She had a great voice, and I’m not saying that just because she is my mom. She really did.
I miss her so much, she is missing so much. Her 5th grandchild who happens to be her namesake, being born. She was there for all her grands being born, she would be baby stalking like always.
I know she can see what is going on, and watching over us.
On Facebook this popped up and I didn’t know if I wanted to share it because it just made miss her even more:
Just felt like sharing this, I don’t know how to end this post.
Hey guys I know I have been slacking on the blog tip, I swear I gotta find my way back (in my Jahiem voice). These last couple of weeks have been uber busy between military ball and my sisters baby shower, I kind of got sucked in. Here are a few pics from the shower:
Okay, now that all that is done I have put my focus back into my son’s summer plans. He will be doing extended school year, hopefully the transition and this new school will help more than anything else. My daughter’s summer program starts soon after school is over.
I wanna do beach trips with friends ans family. Hopefully, that will work out. Also, planning a bbq and show off the boo thang if I can.
I know I was all over the place, I can’t wait to meet my niece!! Trust I will post pics!!
Just thought I’d share some moments for my daughter’s first time in formal wear. She looks amazing!!