Archive for November, 2010

You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent

In case you didn’t know, November is National Adoption Month and my newest blog post over on The Pushback outlines the grave statistics regarding children in foster care waiting for adoption and my personal struggle with adoption when I was pregnant. It may seem a bit odd to merge talking about youth in foster care and my personal story, but the theme of this month’s National adoption month really stood out to me, “you dont have to be perfect to be a perfect story.”

So in honor of National Adoption Month, I’d like to say to all of you considering becoming a foster parent, you don’t have to be perfect to be a parent. There are thousands of children waiting adoption in Massachusetts who need people to love them and a place to call home.

Besides my experience considering adoption when I was pregnant, adoption has affected my family. My Mother was adopted when she was a child by my wonderful loving Grandparents. When I hear my Mom talk about her journey through adoption it breaks my heart, it saddens and frustrates me that all children don’t have parents to call Mom or Dad. Saddens me that they may live their life getting lost in the system and never find a home. Due to my Mother being adopted, during the course of my childhood she became a foster parent and fostered a total of 6 children. They became family. This is addition to the 4 children she already had. Talk about an Angel. Becoming a foster parent is something that I saw my Mother do effortlessly and selflessly and something that I hope to be able to do in the future. 

So please stop by The Pushback and check out my newest post!

Happy Monday


Favorite Quote Friday

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
-Thomas Edison

In the previous College I attended I remember I was in a class and we were working in groups of 2. I remember telling my partner that I was going to change the world. And she laughed. She said it was impossible. And I believed her. I let her bring about doubt in my mind and I therefore doubted my abilities. It’s something I will never let happen again. 

I sometimes live and never look beyond what I can see or touch. But what power I would have if my view was limitless and I believed in what I could not see or touch. That’s power. I am capable of whatever my mind desires. Because I believe in myself.

Have a great weekend.


I Am Thankful

I am thankful

This was my fist Thanksgiving that I spent without  my family. Let me re-phrase, without blood family. I was fortunate enough to spend it with wonderful friends whom have become family, and for that I am thankful.

I am thankful for each breathe I am able to take.
I am thankful for my ability to love and be loved.
I am thankful for all those whom have hurt me and those whom have supported me. I am thankful to be alive.
I am thankful for every new day I am able to experience with my daughter.
I am thankful for my health and my daughter’s health.
I am thankful to be a woman, a mother, a friend. 

I am so thankful for my ability to create life and my wonderful daughter.

This Thanksgiving I reflect on life and on love.

I peer into the eyes of my daughter and see endless possibilities.
And for that,
I am grateful.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.


raven symone graces KONTROL magazine

For KONTROL magazine’s Body Issues cover, they’ve chosen the stunning Raven Symone to grace the cover.

Raven looks absolutely stunning and her style seems so effortless to me. She’s not overstyled or dressed, she’s glowing!!
I had never heard of KONTROL before, so I headed over to their site for more information and how I could get a copy! According to their site,
Kontrol is a magazine that blends the edgy with the classy and uses underground artists, photographers, musicians, and models to infuse a totally new perspective of Atlanta into readers’ minds.
I have always been a fan of Raven from her days as Olivia on the Cosby Show and on shows like Cheetah Girls and That’s So Raven.
And throughout the years people have told me I look like the fabulous Raven…which of course, I don’t mind at all. What I really appreciate about Raven is that she still seems down to earth and real in a sea of plastic and Hollywood.
So you go girl!


Favorite Quote Friday!

I’m a quote fanatic. I am forever jotting down quotes I adore from books, movies, signs, or lyrics in the most random places. On receipts, homework, my hand, seriously: everywhere! I must have at least 10 word documents saved on my computer that have collections of quotes that I live by. I love reflecting on them and wanted to share them with you all every Friday, in what I’m calling:
Favorite Quote Friday!
Drumroll please………
To everything there is a season, and a
time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a
time to plant, and a time to pluck up
that which is planted…
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a
time to mourn, and a time to dance
                                Ecclesiastes 3: I-2, 4

I enjoy this quote because all too often I want to rush through life, to “get to the good stuff”. But what I have slowly come to realize is that I have to experience all that life throws at me, allow it to have its time and then move on. You can’t rush life, all you can do is prepare yourself for the ride.

Have a great weekend!