I usually don’t make posts like this, but this one is very sentimental.

—sighs—

Today, October 15, 2014, marks my Mom’s one year anniversary of the day that she left this earth. It’s really hard and extensive to explain everything that went on, so I won’t get into much detail. But there are a few things that I’d like to touch on.

At the time of my Mom’s passing, she couldn’t speak or move, due to the medication that she was given to help her rest. So in so few words, we didn’t get to have that movie, soap opera, or storybook farewell that most people believe should happen when their loved ones pass away like that. But deep down, I still wanted that to be how it happened. I had expected to get the last words with the whole “Mommy loves you, Sweet Pea,” that would’ve been just above a whisper along with a tight hand squeeze and the attempt to wipe my tears away because we knew what was about to happen — but I didn’t get that. Instead, we had a peaceful and quiet room where I just watched my Mom as she rested. I watched my Nana hold her hand and occasionally rub it to let her know that she was there and my Aunt staring at her contently and occasionally rubbing my Mom’s leg. All we did was watch her as her breathing became more and more faint, and the next thing we knew she just slipped away from us — peacefully and quietly, just she was in life.

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No, I’m not doing this post to give some kind of lesson of any sort, but if you somehow find some kind of lesson within this, then that’s cool. I did this just as something that I wanted to share on this day along with the photos you see, which were probably some of the last photos that I have of and with my Mom. So for those of you who never got to meet her, this is what she looked like (the woman wearing black and white). This woman has been more than my mother — she’s also been my hero, confidant, teacher,  adviser, #1 supporter, cuddle buddy, friend, and anything else a mother is suppose to be. I loved her and cherished her for the 19 years that she had been in my life and will continue to do so for the next ever so many that the Lord allows me to have.

Not a day goes by where I don’t think about her and play back the memories I have of her. I thank God for her and everything that she has taught, given, shared, and done for me throughout those 19 years.

I LOVE YOU, MOMMY AND MISS YOU GREATLY!

"Black women can’t conform. Everything about the black woman is defiant. Look at their hair. Growing upward. Defying gravity."
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brinaabee:

First of all this post is racist as fuck. Is it because all of these women are black? NONE OF THESE NAMES ARE GHETTO and the amount of notes it has are disgusting. 
Ashanti - A common name in Ghana. It is a name from a powerful African empire. It is a fucking African name.
Aaliyah - It’s also a fucking African name. It means “High Exalted”, “Highest of All”, “To Ascend”. It also means Princess, Beautiful, Goddess, and some other beautiful meanings.
Beyonce - Oh look, another fucking African name. It means “beyond others”. It also derives from the French surname Beyincé, which is also her mother’s maiden name.
Ciara - It is of Irish origin and it means “dark haired beauty” or “black”.
Onika - Yet, another African name. It means warrior and is most often used as a boy’s name. 
Last but not least, Zendaya, which is also a fucking African name. It is a language of Zimbabwe/Southern Zambi. It means “To give thanks”.
Just because it’s not of your culture doesn’t mean it’s fucking ghetto. Who wants a common ass name anyway? You are racist and ignorant. Please educate yourself. 

brinaabee:

First of all this post is racist as fuck. Is it because all of these women are black? NONE OF THESE NAMES ARE GHETTO and the amount of notes it has are disgusting. 

Ashanti - A common name in Ghana. It is a name from a powerful African empire. It is a fucking African name.

Aaliyah - It’s also a fucking African name. It means “High Exalted”, “Highest of All”, “To Ascend”. It also means Princess, Beautiful, Goddess, and some other beautiful meanings.

Beyonce - Oh look, another fucking African name. It means “beyond others”. It also derives from the French surname Beyincé, which is also her mother’s maiden name.

Ciara - It is of Irish origin and it means “dark haired beauty” or “black”.

Onika - Yet, another African name. It means warrior and is most often used as a boy’s name. 

Last but not least, Zendaya, which is also a fucking African name. It is a language of Zimbabwe/Southern Zambi. It means “To give thanks”.

Just because it’s not of your culture doesn’t mean it’s fucking ghetto. Who wants a common ass name anyway? You are racist and ignorant. Please educate yourself. 

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mahad3vi:

yungdirrty:

bblackgoldd:

I am so glad I pressed play

Who’s auntie is this?! I’m coming to your next family BBQ

Bruh I’m crying

BRUHH!! She is a trip!!!

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theunionniu:

On March 19th, 2014, African American student organizations united dressed in all black for what was called “Black Out Day”. Black Out Day symbolized black unity across the campus of Northern Illinois University. The black clothing was not only a symbol of unity, but also represented the movements of the 1960’s and the people that paved the way for us all. “Black Out Day” not only brought together the Black community on the campus of a Predominately White Institution, but reminded the students of African decent we are ONE.

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yarrahs-life:

Really don’t understand how ppl don’t see beauty in dark skin. I’m not ever trying to change someone’s preference, bc being blind is unfortunate, and I understand. I personally think and have always thought, dark skin was more attractive. It looks better on women and men. There is really just something truly magical about the way light hits it, from any angle. But yeah I’ve never been on this trying to force ppl to accept it. First of all, bc it’s desperate… And secondly, bc it’s just so clearly beautiful. It’s so clearly gorgeous across ethnicities. It’s so obvious.

yarrahs-life:

Really don’t understand how ppl don’t see beauty in dark skin. I’m not ever trying to change someone’s preference, bc being blind is unfortunate, and I understand. I personally think and have always thought, dark skin was more attractive. It looks better on women and men. There is really just something truly magical about the way light hits it, from any angle. But yeah I’ve never been on this trying to force ppl to accept it. First of all, bc it’s desperate… And secondly, bc it’s just so clearly beautiful. It’s so clearly gorgeous across ethnicities. It’s so obvious.

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