I rarely ever post messages of this type on this blog. For inspiration, I usually post to my personal website blog. So...here goes. Never forget how far you've come, where you going and what you aspire to be. Just when you thought it was over...please know that... Somebody's watching you. They are inspired by your … Continue reading Somebody’s watching…
This time last year I was in tears. I was so fearful of the unknown and sad about the distance. I broke down on several occasions and wanted to run to the nearest airport and give up. I felt guilty, alone and insecure about my decision of leaving my son behind. What I didn't know at … Continue reading He is finally here!
I'm back with my baby!!! Thank you for all the well wishes, prayers and words of encouragement. I can't believe we were away from each other for such a long time...but God is good and we back together and at it again. Already, this summer has been chock full of "stuff"- family visits, sightseeing-you … Continue reading I’m back with my baby!
Bringing my son has been the topic of conversation in my head for the last 6 months or so. Yes, at times, I do talk to myself, who doesn't? Honestly speaking, I try to channel those thoughts to God, however, I'm human so I slip at times. Maybe it's not meant for him Initially, there … Continue reading So I decided…
When I first arrived in Uganda, I witnessed a lot of white families with Ugandan children on their hips or by their sides, aimlessly tagging along. I would see such instances during my U.S. Embassy visits, most local spots or even at the markets. My initial thought was to frown at the scenario in sheer … Continue reading Should white families adopt African children?
If you read my last post, I highlighted some of the benefits of raising African-American children overseas. In hindsight, I’ve also experienced situations that weren’t so pleasant. They were more like stark splashes of reality that kept my third eye open and aware. This post is about some of the disadvantages to raising African-American children … Continue reading Disadvantages to raising black children abroad
I want to personally thank each and every reader of this blog. Because of your visits, likes, views and follows, I continuously stay encouraged and keep pushing along on this arduous yet totally rewarding writing journey. Honestly, 2015 has been quite a journey in my life, rife with challenges, triumphs and new beginnings. I, however, decided … Continue reading A special thank you message to all my followers!
To this day, I don't know how I managed to survive 4 months without my son being with me. As a hands on mom who is actively involved in my son's life, it was such a hard decision and transition to say the least. My prayers were answered, God protected him and now we are reunited … Continue reading Reunited for the holidays! The best gift of all!
The date has finally arrived. The date that I’ve anticipated since I left the States. What date is this? The day I go home for the Christmas holiday to see family and more importantly, to spend time with my son. While traveling abroad and extending my life in other places, I tend to always think … Continue reading Holiday Ramblings: My life in Uganda
And...here we go again-Another Thanksgiving away from family, friends and good home-cooked food. Wait a minute, come to think of it, this is my first time away from my son...on a holiday. It's not just the fact of missing him but knowing that he is not around during times like this. Why does it matter? … Continue reading Holiday blues- How I cope: My life in Uganda