Quote of the Day

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved

-Anne Sullivan

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My Sibling is a Luxury

Well darlings, I’m getting so old!!!

Today, my baby brother Jason turned 21!!! AMAZING!!

My brother and I are actually 2 and a half years apart, so we did a lot of things together growing up such as playing football (they used to call me Ice Box and YES, its from that movie), climbing trees, racing down the streets, driving our mother crazy (still do sometimes, for the sport…LOL), learning to ride our bikes without the training wheels (he grasped the concept first…SMH), and much more. We had our share of fights and didn’t speak to each other for all of 10 minutes which was usually when I just threw a pillow at him.

I remember when we were younger, Jason was probably four and I was seven, there was a shooting in our house when we lived in Denver, resulting with Jason getting shot in the head.  So vividly, I remember, laying on the floor with my brother and Mom, just staring at Jason watching the blood pour down his face onto the kitchen floor.  But, there wasn’t any tears or cries.  Jason was quiet.  Strange.  When the ambulance came and placed him on the stretcher, the bullet fell out his head onto the front porch, by the grace of God.  Not once did Jason cry.

At that moment, I could have lost a brother, but I didn’t.  God saved him.  But, I knew at that time he was going to live; never did I ever question whether he would live or not. I just knew. I just shrugged my shoulders and said with conviction that he is fine.

When we got the reports back from the doctors, they even gave Jason an okay.  And my darlings, Jason is fine.  He is a normal kid, no strangeness, no brain injury, no defect. Just normal.  He’s plays football, basketball, and everything else under the sun.

More, importantly, he’s my baby brother.  I love him more than anything.  I don’t know how my childhood would even exist without him.  And to that, I am proud to say: Happy 21st Birthday Jason!

Love you punk.

P.S.  Jason probably won’t read this anyways because he is currently getting ready to go to the casino. LOL!

Patience is a Luxury

My my my.

That’s all I can say right now.

Today, I was blessed with an amazing opportunity which I just had to praise God for.  God truly showed up and showed out! He always show up, but the problem is that it’s not on our timing.  We want God to move when WE think He should, but my friend, ohhhhhhhhh, it doesn’t work like that.  Never has.  Never will.

I’ve been praying and waiting for an opportunity to come my way and today, it finally has! I’ve been in the dark (the struggle) for a minute.  It’s been CRAZY these last couple of months; it would take too long to tell you all everything, just know that it has been crazy.  But, I tell you, being patient and trusting God wears off.

Being patient.  Having patience. Patience.

How many of us actually have a good dose of patience?

*Looks around room (cricket cricket)*

Right.  Not too many of us do.  However, patience is crucial to any movement forward.  No, it’s not easy.  These last couple of months wasn’t easy.  Now, instant gratification doesn’t move me, but I’m not trying to wait for the next 100 years for something to happen though.  I’ll be wrinkled up, looking like Moses by then, getting ready to part the Atlantic Ocean. LOL! Alright, Alright.  I’ll stop.

Ok, back on track.

Patience truly is a virtue.  And darlings, if there is a dream you are chasing and are ready for it to manifest, have patience and don’t give up.  Keep your eyes on the prize.  Trust God because anything can happen, but it has to be in the RIGHT time.  If the timing is off, it won’t work.  You never know who could be involved in your blessing because if others are involved, you have to wait until they get aligned to God’s will (if what you want is even in God’s will).  So don’t get weary; have patience.  You will make it.  Your blessing is here.  Mine is here and I’m ready.

“Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true.  But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.” – Habakkuk 2:3 NIV