So where have I been? That's a great question. I've been posting occasionally here and there but not as much as many of you may have been used to and here's why. Recently I've been faced head-on with some issues that just honestly have taken the God-given energy outta me. Talk about 'life' happening in addition to keeping an intense travel schedule... no words can begin to describe. Been doing a lot of crying, eating and doing the whole 'I'm human right now' thing; I really feel like I'm in the fight of my life and some days I don't even know how I'll make it through the day.
A word I think is appropriate to describe the everyday battles we face is OVERCOMER! And for those who read the blog know I LOVE sharing songs and I've got one on the way below. But I just wanted to take this time to share a little more of my life's story. When I was younger, I was diagnosed with spinal meningitis which in my infancy was supposed to kill me. The doctors gave me just 3 days to live and placed me in a room where a girl was dying from aids and a boy who passed away with HIV. And the only kid who came out of that disease-ridden room was me. So maybe that's why I'm a little more 'out there', laugh little louder and smile like it's a part of my outfit - I truly value this gift called life (even if it's kinda sucky at times).
Growing up without a father in my life, should have disposed me to a staggering amount of statistics in society. Kids in school would always make fun of me for being overweight when I was younger and use hurtful words that would send me home crying many nights. Through all my college years, racism was the demon that haunted me many days, but I persevered through and cruise before you today as an overcomer! I could share many more triumphs in my life, but the story would still be the same: I OVERCAME THEM ALL... just like I'll overcome what I'm going through right now! We all hurt. We all experience pain and difficult situations, but they've all been designed to make us stronger!