Introducing Mama

Before she was my mother she was an oldest daughter and sister to 9 siblings. She grew up in North Carolina, went to school and got her Masters degree. She taught special education. She owned and operated one of the first contemporary jazz clubs in New Orleans and is respected by legends.

Mama sitting and smiling.

She raised four kids and homeschooled three. She participated in every activity I ever remember doing, from dance to karate, and there were a lot of them. She chastised, encouraged, switched, laughed and advised me into the person I am.

She is everything I’m working towards being and today is her day.

Modern Day Heroes: Blair

There are very few things in this world that I just can’t deal with. Things that cause me to go into a full mental shutdown.

There are also very few people that I could call out of their homes at 2am when I’ve entered full mental shut down that would come. With little hesitation, no making me feel more guilt-ridden than I already was, no teasing or chastising or even advice; he just showed up helped me with the problem and left.

Minor or no, it was serious as cancer to me and for recognizing that, Blair is my freakin’ hero right now. So Blair?… thanks man. I owe you big time.

So everyone… Who’s been your champion of light this month? Have you told them so?