Sunday, December 1, 2013
LIFE CHANGES AND THE END OF MY NATURAL JOURNEY!
My Life has been upside down the past three months. I lost my mother on Labor day, September 2, 2013. Two days before my wedding anniversary. My mother passed away while she took a midday nap. Her friend had checked on her at 12 noon. Mom was cooking a dish for a back to school block party. When her friend arrive to get her four hours later, she was lying on the sofa with the remote in her hand and the TV on. When her friend tried to wake her, she discover she had left this world!
I will never forget that Phone call from my sister. I never imagined the pain that I would feel. I did not get to my mothers apartment in time to say good bye. The medical examiners picked up her body in record time. I wanted to make sure she did not suffer, so I asked my nephew to take a picture of her. When I got the picture, I knew God had her! She looked like she was peacefully resting.
My mother was my best friend, my psychologist, my teacher and my everything! After many years of witnessing to her, she told me one night she thought she was going to die.The Lord came to her and held her all nite. I began receiving inspirational text and E-mail! unknowingly my prayers came true! She had accepted The Lord Jesus Christ as her savior!
As my mothers natural hair journey ends, so does mine. The day after her death, I asked my mom why did she not visit me before she left. As I was writing her eulogy, I began to cry. I heard her tell me her story.
" Don`t cry for me. I`am free! I felt like a trapped bird in a cage on Earth. I lived my life and suffered the consequences for some paths taken. Now I`am soaring free like a dove on the right hand of God. Please do not cry. I`am free"
Six weeks ago, I began talking down my locs. I felt a load lifted off of me! Four weeks ago, I went into the salon and came out with a short, colored and RELAXED doo! I LOVE IT!
I`am taking cosmetologist classes because I want to be knowledgeable with taking care of my own hair. From what I learned in my books, there are many cosmetologist taking short cuts, mine included!
I loved my locs for the time they were here! They taught me to love myself and they taught me lots of humility. They also taught me how to care for my own hair and pay close attention to how cosmetologist care for my hair!
I`am not finished! I`am beginning a new chapter!