Wednesday, December 23, 2015

THE Amaya Papaya Turns 10

I always knew I would have a daughter so the day we found out that Amaya was a girl I wasn't surprised. When I was younger I saved my Barbie doll house and a few other childhood toys in anticipation for her to play with them one day. When my best friend passed away at 14 I remember thinking at her funeral that one day her spirit would live on through a daughter I would have.  It's no wonder that Amaya, like Deolonda, was born in December and that her spirit is so free. When she came into this world it was almost as if she knew the world needed her. My water broke at home, she moved herself into position, my labor was only 6 hours and she came out of utero after only two pushes in less than 15 minutes,  barely giving me any pain. I've never been able to get pregnant again. She is a destiny fulfilled. 

Amaya means: night rain. Her middle name means: gift of God. Her astrological sign is a Capricorn. We took inspiration to formulate her name from Maya Angelou who is one of my greatest inspirations. She is every bit of who she is destined to be already. 

I am honored to be Amaya's mom. To be in her presence is a blessings. I am grateful to God that he chose Thomas and I to be her parents. Their was no greater combination of people than us to create such a beautiful being and we take our jobs as parents very seriously to ensure that she becomes the woman that this world needs. 
The team exist to support our most important player. I am happy that we are conscious of our responsibility as parents to work together to ensure that her soul is nourished by us both as a unit (mother and father). Birth days are indeed a day of reflection as well as a celebration for the parents as they are for the child. 

Like in this picture, WE will always have her back. WE will always support her dreams. WE will always work towards helping her to fulfill her destiny. 

Happy Birth Day to my greatest achievement. THE Amaya Papaya!
She is officially a tween....may the force be with us and lawd have mercy! 

THE #amayapapaya TURNS 10

Monday, December 14, 2015

Bathroom Diaries - part 1

Where do you run to and hide when you come home? For me it's my bathroom. I admit it, sometimes I don't even need to relieve myself it's just a nice quiet place away from everyone and everything. Today as I was sitting on my throne I noticed a tiara waiting for me on the shelf. It dawned on me then that I was in the right place, doing the right thing, at the right time on my throne. Haha. I placed that tiara on my head and continued my facebooking while proclaiming my queendom to my social media world. All hail Queen Amaya Papaya's Mom! May she live long and have many breaks on her throne. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Be a friend

Have you ever heard someone say that they do more than the average person in a day? I used to say that all of the time and then I realized how selfish of a thought that was. How do I know what other people do? We are all working hard in our own personal lives doing whatever we do.  Every task completed is a great one. No task is bigger than the other.  We all do a lot. Not everyone you encounter is fighting a "battle" while doing those task, but some are. You never know who may be hiding unhappiness behind a smile or pain behind what appears as strength. Those people that you envy or look up to may be the very ones that need you to hold their hand so they can take another step. 

Have you ever had someone reach out to you only for you to turn your back or laugh because you didn't understand the explanation of their grasp? There are people that are hurting and you don't even know it. For some reason they choose you as a friend to lean on.  Do you care? Are the feelings of a stranger to much of a burden for you to bare? Are the feelings of a friend to "dramatic" or heavy for you to hold?  How are we to "be the change" when we don't even care to figure out what needs to be changed?  A simply gesture of love can mean so much. Take a moment to listen, to reach back or to understand. 

I'm often seen as a jovial free spirit. Happiness seems to Ooooz from my poors as some observers have put it. I refer to myself as an optimist always trying to see the best in everything. I'm a helper, a giver and a lover.   I'm often times a silent sufferer.  I don't often talk about or share my burdens with anyone in the human flesh.  Sometimes ️However, it's nice to have someone to lean on. I appreciate the true friends, to true soul holders. Those that listen and embrace even when they don't realize they are. Those that have my back how they say they will when I need them. Those receptive lovers, the prayer warriors, the girlfriends and the family (blood or not). I appreciate you. A Lot.