Thursday, June 22, 2017

Love is Love

Last weekend I went to the PRIDE parade with my friend Dani. It was so much fun and relaxing. There was a sense that every one was welcome no matter what they looked like, dressed like, fat, short, rich, poor or who they love. You were accepted for you being YOU. That is a sense of peace that I have not felt in a very long time. I sometimes wish that everyday, every one could feel like that.

It was hot that day, but we did not care we had some much with making friends and seeing old ones. Dani  and I decided that this will be one of annual summer things that we are going to do, without the kids for some girlfriend-mommy-free-time. I took a lot of pictures of the days events so that I could remember that feeling all year though.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Dear World......

Dear World,
I know I have not blogged in awhile, but I needed to let somethings out. This past weekend, has been emotional between all the politics, Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and watching Hidden Figures and An American Girl Story: Melody, I have been fighting back tears.  All  have thought about is the United States going back to a time when people of color or women did not matter? It makes me question about what opportunities will my daughter have? What will the world look like for her? Is it going back to separate bathroom, fountains and doors? At the moment, it sure feels that way. I can not shake this feeling and the closer the 20th gets the more worried I get about it. I really trying to keep hope alive but day by day, my hope is being chipped away. I have tried to distracting myself by not watching the news, but it still seeps in. I am trying to find the positives in all this but at this time, I only see one which is people starting to mobilize and band together for common cause, but did it take all of this for this to occur. I am trying to keep my head up for my daughter, who knows little about what is going on,who loves to play and laugh, has a beautiful spirit and has a bright future ahead of her. I continue to prayer and look for guidance for solutions to this and keep my family and friends close as they are a comfort to me. I have to believe that their is going be some good out of all this, if I don't there is nothing else hang on to for the future.

A Concerned Parent and Citizen

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Happy Founders Day to the Ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Happy Founders Day to the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.  I wish you all well in your endeavors and am proud to be a member of such a great sorority. EE-Yip!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Motherhood is no joke.........

I am tired. I am sleepy. I am overwhelmed. I just want to veg out without someone yelling," I want so juice." I want come home from work and go lay in my bed.  I am cranky. I am a continuous climb toy, chef and teacher. I am a handy-woman. I am nurse. I am housekeeper. I am achy. I am sore. I am a cuddler. I am a comforter. I am problem solver. I am an artist. I am a listener. I am happy. I am loved. I am all of these things and more. Motherhood is no joke, but I would not change it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hi Gabby's Mom....

I love my little diva but did I lose my identity when I had her? I get greeted a lot more with the words, "Hi Gabby's mom." instead of just "Hi Dana". It never seemed to bother me as much when people did until now. I just since she is now 4 years old the newest and cuteness in it has kinda worn off.  It just seems like  people say it all the time  now and  all they see is her and not me. What did they think of me prior to having her? Do all women lose their identity when having children? Is this why so many mommys' feel lost or unappreciated?

Don't get me wrong, I am proud to be Gabby's mom, but we are two different people and should be acknowledged and cherished for such. Each person or child has many different titles in life, I have a few...
  • Mrs. Johnson
  • social worker
  • Gabby's mom
  • someone sister-in law
  • sorority sister
  • Christian
  • African-American
  • woman
My list could go on, but I wont bore you. I want to be seen as Dana first and my titles second. Without Dana coming first there would not be the rest.

Sorry for my rant, I guess I need to suck it up because as long as I have Gabby I will be know as Gabby's mom and nothing can change that. And I love being her mom.