Black Babies Die Too is the story of my two and a half year old son Jarez. April 15, 2001- March 31, 2004 Ask any parent what their worst fear is? I am certain that the death of their child would be at the top of that list. I never imagined that at 21 years … Continue reading I published my first book!
I swear 2020 is one for the record books and we still are not done. I would be happy to have skipped it all together and got right into 2021 if I had known ahead of time all of the turmoil it would bring with it. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that. … Continue reading Gratitude
"By the time I saw Jarez again he was hooked up to so many machines, and they had to put him into a medically induced coma to stop the seizure. He was barely recognizable , but underneath all the wires and tubes, there was my baby." (Excerpt from Black Babies Die Too) I had my … Continue reading Black Babies Die Too By: Rachel Bourn
If you are reading this then it is CLOSING DAY (3/27/2017) and me, a single mom of five children, has transitioned my family from the hood to homeownership! Another one of God’s many promises has yet again came to pass! All Glory to the MOST HIGH! In all honesty, I chose to start writing this … Continue reading Hood to Homeownership: How I purchased my first home
Tonight I am feeling like I can do anything..go anywhere..be anyone I am feeling hopeful. Despite the obstacles in front of me that stand high as the sky blocking my view ahead I feel hopeful! I feel like my eyes are closed but I am able to walk anyways..not knowing what lies ahead and barely … Continue reading #Hopeful
5...4...3...2...1.. Happy New Year!!!! If you are like me a new year brings new revelations and gratefulness in your heart. Reflecting on the last year and years past, setting goals and wanting to be better than you ever been before. I know it's cliché to set New Year's Resolutions but I do every year. I … Continue reading The Devil’s New Year!
This has been a long year for me. I've been witness to so many accomplishments and a few firsts for my family. A couple things blindsided me and caused me to shift in ways I did not think I would have to. A few things went wrong and some things did not change as I had hoped … Continue reading Reflections #2016
I heard Donnie McClurkin say something this morning that really blessed me. He said something to the tune of, "God allows you to live with less so when you get more you can use it correctly." Man that is shouting stuff right there! Just as I was preparing my balloons for the #pittyparty I was … Continue reading God is a Provider!
Everyone says "Be yourself" but nobody really wants me to. Not family, not friends, and definitely not coworkers. Hell sometimes I don't want to be myself. Being yourself requires you to let go of any self conscious thought about what anyone has to say in any area of your life. Being yourself sometimes means pissing … Continue reading Be Yourself (not really)