During a time when COVID-19 disproportionately claims the lives of black and brown bodies & the life is violently ripped from their bodies... I remember.
I did not realize what my long hair meant to me. Turns out it symbolized the growth of me. My hair has changed, but I embrace the crown she is.
She didn’t see the courage in walking from toxicity. For the very community that was supposed to be her protection... Became the source of her pain.
She mastered all she could in her earthly body! So, she left it behind while she went on and LEVELED UP!
The years...1983-2015. There was a fearless filled with wonder, curiosity, and really big ideas. But, all of that changed when she was diminished.
What causes one to be bitter? What causes anger or resentment? Maybe it’s facing something that’s hard to bear. Or, maybe it’s simply being invisible...
What am I missing?! What am I not doing right?! What am I not getting?! Why can’t I walk away?!
Maybe they weren’t pushing you away. Maybe they were simply creating boundaries.
“Mommy is not Ok. At least not right now. But, I’m doing the best I can. To make sure that you are.”
Mommies matter just as much as the kids do, and they need support just like the little people do. Because a healthy mommy makes healthy kids!
A Story of Adoption and the Act of Giving Up Parental Rights