gentle reminder - everyone has a different journey...paths change, plans stall, passion wilts (at times) - but remember the race isn’t given to the swift, nor the (seemingly) strong - but to s/he who endures to the end. Keep believing in the One who knew you before you knew “the thing”... #mondaymotivation
I can’t tell you where I was the first time I heard her voice but I’ll never forget hearing her in person. 2009 - I waited in a tunnel for literally 5hr to witness the inauguration of @barackobama ... I missed most of the beginning of the inauguration but emerged finally from the tunnel to see this woman stand like a Queen before a sea of people and subdue a crowd. Before she stood I was rushing to get to closer when she began I stood still, reverencing her royalty. These words seem appropriate for today and if you live long enough for everyday... well done Sister Franklin ❤️👑
“Through many dangers,toils, and snares, I have already come. ‘Twas grace that brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home”
sometimes even though you know you can - you just can’t pick up those “sticks”. love to all the Steve Harvey’s in my life who have literally grabbed my hand made me hold the sticks and danced as I began to play again (and for all those who chimed in with their own music creating a beautiful chorus) ... thank you. ❤️
my heart exploded today. over and over and over and over and over again. it’s done that a lot this year BUT this time the explosion was welcome. this sweet baby girl I’ve loved with my entire self. her sweet mama, who grew up sharing everything with me made no exception when she birthed this beauty. she shared her with me from day 1. watching her dreams be realized today was so sweet to me. it refreshed something in me as she has always has. a beautiful soul inside and out. she’s just beginning and what a beautiful beginning it is. new york university - watch out - she’s quiet but she’s a force to be reckon with. cheers to my sweet sweet sweet PUMPKIN. #day1#jordyngraduates#nyu#andshealreadyhas60pluscollegecredits
Happy Mother’s Day Mama!
You’ve taught me so many wonderful lessons!
You ain’t one of my little friends
I ain’t that cute
You didn’t care what my friend’s mama said
You can smack the black off me
Believe in myself (but not more than I believe in your ability to smack the black off me)
Pray Hard (that you don’t smack the black off me)
Never to be afraid to try something new (as long as you said it was okay)
Learn something because I couldn’t live with you forever .
Ha! I kid! I kid! 👀👀👀👀 Regina is the BESTest MAMA EVA!!! Although I’ve told NO lies she’s an incredible Woman who I love with every ounce of me. She loves me unconditionally but holds me to a standard which has helped to shape me into the woman I am today. Love you MAMA!
i have loved these babies all their lives. Time waits for no one - fill yours with memories and love that no one can steal. Today, Jordyn goes to prom and Asha, turns 18...can you even imagine? To know me in my young 20s was to know these two were always with me. My truck KEPT two car seats. These were and will always be my girls. ❤️❤️❤️ #imstillonly29tho#ashaandjordyn#ihavealwayslovedotherpeoplesbabies
daydreaming in African... here:pretending not to have Vertigo and not be afraid of falling to my death. But when visiting one of the 7 Wonders of World you at least pretend you aren’t afraid, no?! #wrappingupadecadeinafewmonths#reflections#africa
in a dark world he’s my little sunshine ☀️ (shoutout to the nephew and niece who chose to post 8k pictures and not a single one that we took together- @ms_kay_nicole @ronnycashlife 🙇🏾♀️) #sundayfunday#weshouldhavebeenINchurch