Two years of blogging has taught me one thing - it isn't easy to follow your dreams but it is worthwhile. I started the blog as a challenge to myself that I could use a gift that had been dormant for years. A gift I didn't think worthy of using. One I thought was just a wayward dream of a little girl trying to impress her parents.
What I didn't realize was that it was so much more than that. My desire to write is gift that comes from God. Most messages are God given and driven as I try to stay away from the politics of it all. This blog has become my way to thank God for loving me. If I leave no other mark on this earth, I am thankful for this one. I can't sing like Whitney Houston nor preach like Bishop T D Jakes. Those talents belong to them. It is the gift that God has blessed them with. I hold no malice over their gifts. I don't want them. To have them would not make me me.
I love the way my Aunt Tammy signs off in her texts, she simply says "ME". Two letters that mean so much. She is whom she is unapologetic. A strong force of nature like her sisters and sisters-in-law. The iron of the women in my family is exemplified by each one that you meet. They are whom they are - unapologetically. They are simply - ME. They raised each of their daughters and nieces to be forces of nature. We all have our weak moments, but overall we stand strong, proud, educated, beautiful, unique. God bless you if you ever cross paths with one or all in a storm. I was blessed to have a mother, aunts, grandmothers, godmothers, and others on both sides of the tree whom daily delivered the message to be the best me that I could be.
This was a gift from God. To be born into two families (the Beamons and the Doziers) that loved hard and for all times, never wavering in that love. Because of this foundation, it was easier for me to accept God's love and to understand that love can be everlasting. Don't misinterpret. God's love is supreme to all people and all things. But a family's love can make a difference in the shaping of a person's life.
So to my family, I thank you for loving me and accepting me just as I am.
Be A Blessing and Not Just Blessed
- - Nakya