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Sunday, November 29, 2009


And she kept reading...

I know your todays and tomorrows
Give me your yesterdays and sorrows
Just look to me, I'll be your guide
I'll bless your life, I will provide

Trust in me for I do know what you lack
Look ahead, trust in me, don't look back
I have not forgotten or failed you at all
I know your every need, the big and small

I will be with you
Protect your entire life
I love you
Will bless you as husband and wife

I dont even remember the lady's name but her poem reminded me again of God's continued love and faithfulness toward us.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I listened in silence
As my eyes welled up
Slowly those tears fell
Down my cheeks they trickled

She said "I wrote it this morning"
And I'm sure it was intended for you
I took one more look at her face
And the wild look in her eyes

As she began to read
"My beloved son and daughter, I care
I do love you so give me the burdens you bare
I do understand what you're going through
I know the plans I have for you and what you'll do


How can I not be thankful for His grace and love and providence? I am overly thankful! Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


She said "hello" and "welcome"
She wished this our home will become
She had a bit of a wild look in her eye
Was it excitement or insanity?

She flashed her pearly whites
As she clasped my hand so tight
And said ever so softly
"This here is meant for you"

I never held hands so small
Or experienced His plan so vividly
For in her hand was a piece of poetry
Sent from the lover of my soul! be continued

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rio Grand Valley

Oh mine! I just realized it's been a week since I posted! I have been so busy and so tired from trying to get the new place all homey and cozy. The Rio Grand Valley really is popping! I met some Ghanaians today! I could not believe my eyes! I was so sure there will be no Ghanaians whatsoever. I knew that I might find at least one Nigerian, but Ghanaian? Never in a million years!

Not that I was looking out for or singling the colored folks out but it helps to know that at least one other colored person has a similar experience to yours. So yeah, I met TWO Ghanaian families today and they were very nice people! Now I don't feel so alone.

This place even has an African shop!Say what!?! Guess where the owner is from? Omo Naija ooo!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Plight of One

Wake up early morn
Everyday after you're born
To yet another day of toil
On the not so fertile soil
Till a land that's desolate
And get to school late
I am not that African child

Never played with toys
Never had a voice
My folks did their best
And I have to do the rest
Old beyond my years
Hopeful future not so near
I am not that African child

May have been cast a better lot
May have played with you as a tot
The years may have changed my view
But I never forget how you grew
I pray your future is brighter
And you've learned to be a fighter
I am this African child...

I think about that African child

*image from

Friday, November 6, 2009

Double Take

So I just realized that I have not read a book since summer! That is terrible. I have been watching way too much TV lately and seriously destroying brain cells.(Thank God for scrabble! Which I play almost everyday online! hehe) I started playing scrabble about a year ago and I really like it. I'm not that good yet but I'm getting there little by little. How often do you read a book? What is best the you have read so far this year? Maybe I might need to pass by Barnes and Noble to pick up a few books.
Does anyone know how to break up a 24 hour drive? I'm wondering if we should do 10 hours/day or 8 hours/day or whatever? What are your thoughts?

In other unrelated news and totally vain information, I got the double take a couple times yesterday! You know on those days when you feel great and it seems nothing can bring you down? Yes, that's how I felt yesterday! I had a spring in my step as I walked with my head held high! Heels are the best~! Have a great day y'all!(I'm turning Texan even before I get there!...hehe)

Monday, November 2, 2009

So so surreal

"I can't believe it"
One more week to the long commute
My heart skips a beat when I think about it
Is it excitement or anxiety
I know not what feeling it is
All I can do is be THANKFUL!

Will I see deer in my backyard like I do now
Will I be able to gaze at the wild turkey from my window
How about the beautiful stray cats with mischievous eyes
What of the beautiful birds with colorful feathers?
Will I find comfort in a different view?
All I can do is be THANKFUL!