Dear Ma I am a Ma now Saying Ma words in every sentence Praying Ma prayers at every chance Worrying and wondering Like you Ma Loving to the core Like you Ma Living in every moment Like you Ma. My babies I have held and loved Like you ma Susan McMillan For the memory of…… Continue reading Dear Ma,
On my tiptoes feet held high by yours in your arms held tight slowly surrendering to this dance under the moonlight making memories of u and me making memories for our children making memories to last living in our moment letting go of our worries reaching our hearts without a word reading our minds with…… Continue reading moonlight dance
There I was feeling stuck in that moment of pain and despair. Every part of me physically hurt and I knew I was truly dying. That was 2011, I can joyfully say that I made it through and I thank God yet again for the many people He used in my life. I spent months…… Continue reading Cancer journey; hospital nurses
I loved wearing it; It was my favorite my market day wear my Sunday best Perhaps my daily pick. My memories; the good and bad were wrapped up in my tiered skirt. I called it Chaka Chaka; my Chaka Chaka after my favorite African song bird my Yvonne; Yvonne Chaka Chaka. I knew that I…… Continue reading Tiered Skirt
To be a mother Is to experience joy; At least for me It is loving; unconditionally It is putting others before myself It is saying an honest prayer; Desiring to be answered It is crying; Not just for me It is laughing from the heart; With moments I hope to keep It is a beautiful…… Continue reading A mother
Mama was laid in one; I remember like it was yesterday A lifeless “pose”of her shell Auntie, grandpa and grandma did too “They” left in that pine box; The box that claimed to be the “hero” carrying the “shells” once pampered Shells of my heroes Shells of my memories Shells that loved me Shells that…… Continue reading The pine box!
Today April the 29th six years ago I went under the knife for a liver resection to take out a 22 centimeter cancerous tumor along with 80% of my liver. That day even though my heart was at peace for myself, I was scared and hurting deep for my two babies that at that point…… Continue reading 6 years ago; cancer.