10 Quotes to Honor your Healing

10 Quotes to Honor your Healing

Challenges are a rite of passage that no one can escape. We all have our crosses to bear, and that usually means that we need healing at some point in our lives. It doesn’t matter how wealthy or beautiful you are, dealing with life’s hardships are never easy.

Below are a list of healing quotes that honor your challenges and your healing.

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Don’t Take an Easy Pregnancy for Granted

Don’t Take an Easy Pregnancy for Granted

I found out I was pregnant a few days before a trip to St.Lucia. I hadn’t been back to my home country in over ten years and I was excited to once again stand on the land that I once called home. It took three positive tests for me to believe that it was real. What an amazing send off!

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Show Up for Black Women: We’ve Earned It

Show Up for Black Women: We’ve Earned It

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” 

Martin Luther King Jr. (Strength to Love, 1963)

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. There is such significance in this day and it holds such great meaning for many of us.

Black women’s role in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States is pivotal, because we were at the forefront of King’s fight for equality. In the midst of being the backbone of our families, we manage to stand up to systems that create inequality in an effort to create a more hopeful future for our descendants.

As was proven even more recently in the Georgia senate races, we show up and we show out. The one woman powerhouse Stacey Abrams, and many other black women have proven time and time again that the voice of black women will be heard and respected. We have a long track record of community care, in spite of the many negative depictions of our existence.

I couldn’t end Martin Luther King Jr. day without recognizing the force that black women are and the allies who support us. There is no better day to recognize that.

(Photo from Essence Magazine)

She Declared it “Mom Day”

She Declared it “Mom Day”

It was Saturday. I was cranky and every inch of my body ached. She knocked on my door and said “Mom, come see this.” I wasn’t too excited to get up from resting my aching muscles, but I did.

She walked me to the kitchen. She said, “Today is Mom Day, look.” She pointed to the calendar white board where she wrote in with a dry eraser “Mom Day.” Bless her heart for having the sense to use the right marker. It was the cutest thing ever.

Liv also handed me a card that she made for me. She is always so thoughtful that sometimes I can’t help but hold and squeeze her. Saturday was declared my day off by Liv and I was sent away to rest on my bed. She insisted.

How did I birth such an amazing human? I know, but I don’t want to toot my own horn.

What are some of the sweetest things that your child/children have done for you?