Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My God daughter LAILA


I have been blessed to become a mother, then a wife, and then a mother/stepmother in that order. Life doesn't happen the way you think it should but there are many reasons why God works the way he does. A great friend of mine, Kijonna Roe, told me that she wanted me to be Laila Marie's God mother. The first thing I thought was, "UMMMM WHY??" LOL! I was terrified. I have two boys and here you go putting a girl in my life on top of my beautiful teenage stepdaughter.

She reminded me of how supportive we've been of each other through our lives and that it takes a village to raise a child. Little did we know that LAILA needed that village that her mother was creating around her. Laila was born prematurely and suffered many complications during her birth. She was born April 26, 2012 weighing at 1 pound and 6 ounces. IMAGINE THAT! Imagine the pain I felt for someone that I couldn't endure their pain for them. RIGHT THEN SHE WAS MY OWN.

I could encourage KJ but I wanted to ease all of her pain. LAILA is stronger than ever and we just celebrated her christening. The photos above are here on the day she was christened and she is doing great. LAILA reminds me of how I strong we have to be in silence and how our actions can change the lives of those around us. Please help me support her and other babies that endure a battle everyday at:

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  1. This story is amazing. Thank you so much for being transparent, real, and honest with your lifes journey. I don't think you understand how great of a positive impact you have on african american young ladies. Thank you!

    -Britney
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