Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Songs

So one of the reasons I named my blog Song For You is I know the power of music. It makes us laugh, cry, laugh, reflect on old times, etc. Well one of my fellow blog sisters has so many things going on and I thought of the new song posted. "Let Go" by Dewayne Woods is a wonderful song. It is a word that we all need at some point of our lives. I thought about placing it on my music player a few weeks ago. But I didn't. Now is the perfect time. It has helped me and it is still helping me. Hope it does the same for you.

Oh, if you don't know the story of Dewayne Woods, God healed him from HIV.

Glory, Hallelujah!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


So I am following the lead of another blog I follow. I have a few things that I would like to confess.

1. The volunteer work that I am involved with is frustrating me. Lack of cooperation from all parties is really getting on my nerves. I don't have a lot of time to play with people. If I call to talk to you about your case and every time your answering machine comes on after the first ring and you don't return my call I will stop calling. I have made that decision. I will try one more time tomorrow and that is it. The position is like a second job. I makes me question if I really want a career in this aspect of the Social Services field.

2. I have a coworker that has a mental illness. With my degree I have studied these illnesses and I have a good understanding of them. But, my patience and compassion is getting thin. This particular person was having, I guess, a mini breakdown yesterday and my supervisor let her take a two hour nap. What in the H E double hockey sticks is going on? Now mind you the office was not at all busy but, I still have a problem with this. So you know what I did. I prayed not only for her but for me.

3. I think I am scared of living by myself. Whew.... that is a major confession. I seriously want to purchase a home within the next year or so. But I don't want a nice home with only one person living there. I do NOT believe in cohabitation so even if I were in a serious relationship that would not be an option. Pray for me ya'll. I am too old to be feeling like this.

Which leads me to this:

4.I Do Not Want To Be Single. I have told my friends and family that I was OK with this status but I am not. I am tired of being strong and independent. I know I will always be those things but I am ready to let my guard down a little.

So here is the deal. My posts to come will focus on some of these issues. I praised someone for expressing herself and I want to thank her for her post. It encouraged me to share some things that I just didn't want to admit.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In Shock

Yesterday before I left work for class I found out that one of my former co workers passed away. We were not that close and I had not seen him in 4 years but still feel shocked. He was only 30 years old and he died from a brain aneurysm. When things like this happen especially to someone around my age it makes me appreciate life. You just never know what tomorrow brings.

Monday, March 23, 2009

To Tell or Not To Tell

I have not given any of my close friends or family other than my sister my information about my blog. I am not sure if I want to give them access to it. For the most part I am a pretty private person. For me to have a blog is a reach. But I like my blog friends and I don't really want to share. Maybe I am being selfish. For your blogs have enriched my life it could do the same for them.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's My Birthday

So I was born today 29 years ago. I share my birthday with my grandfather's late brother. We couldn't be more opposite. But I do remember that he used to have these parties and the only music he would play is the blues. So needless to say I kinda like the blues. I have added two songs that I love. Can you imagine a 3-4 yr old little girl singing these. My mom told me that one day we were driving and No Pain, No Gain came on the radio. I was in the backseat sing like normal. Until the part we she starts saying "be a cook in the kitchen...." Well I guess that was my favorite part because mom said that I start really belting it out. HAHAHAHA. She couldn't believe it. She said she had to pull over because it was so funny to her.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I might be...................

going to Africa. I have been sitting on this new for a few weeks. I am very close to my grandparents. Their circle of friends are like second family to me. Well one of my many grandmothers went to Ethiopia 2 weeks ago. She has a daughter that has a home in that particular country I believe. Well one of her other daughters came over to my grandparents home and I told her that I wanted to go. She informed her mother when she got back and they are planning a trip for next year and invited me. I am very excited. So far the countries that they are going to are Ethiopia and Tanzania. I know a few things about Ethiopia because I have been reading the blogs and such but I don't know anything about Tanzania. Guess it's time to do some reasearch. If everything goes well I will be in the Motherland sometime next year. Yeah..


I am a CASA volunteer. For those who don't know what that is I have included a link. Basically, I was sworn in by a judge to advocate for a child in the system. Last week I had a family support meeting. This meeting involved the child, parents(if involved), case worker, placement provider, etc. During this meeting you get a update from everyone present at the meeting about the case. There is a lot of work involved but it is very rewarding. The work also gives you first hand experience of how the court system works for adoption and placement proceedings. If you would like more info let me know.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Big Easy

I am going to the Essence Music Fest in New Orleans for the Forth of July. I have always wanted to go and this year it's happening. I made up my mind that I was going to start living my life and not sit and wait on somebody to do things with me. That is how I found my church. So I let my sis and some friends know that I was going and that they could join me if they were interested. They said yes. We ordered tickets. Hotel arrangements made. It's a done deal. I'm very excited.

I love N.O. Thought about going to college there. Can't wait to eat all the great seafood. Go to the flea markets. I also want to tour the city and see the hurricane damage and progress they have or have not made. I just can't wait.