My most meaningful #tbt ever. Yesterday marked 3 years since I was formally diagnosed with Stage II esophageal cancer. Somehow, a disease that primary affects older white men found this young, Black woman. And for some reason, I have survived a disease that is so grossly under-supported and has taken the lives of so many, including two people near and dear to my heart, my guardian angels @itsyosra and @rosiestrong1 . I still don’t quite know why other than, as my “big brother” @mcgoowho told me, to serve as living proof to others, but most importantly myself that God has the POWER to make the impossible possible. I darned sure haven’t lived up to everything I told God that I would if he spared me. On occasion, my guardian angels gently remind me of that. But today, I’m grateful and thankful that he has continued to give me yet another chance to live my dreams, be my best and get it right so that I can leave a legacy behind and beautiful as they did. I went from being told my focus should be on quality of life because I’d likely never sing again, to having greater range and more vocal power than I’ve ever had. Scars, slight breathing complications and nerve damage aside, I have maintained a clean bill of health. God CAN do the impossible. I thank Him. #neverforgettosaythankyou#rosiestrong 💙💜💙💜 #esophagealcancerawareness#esophagealcancersurvivor
I'm late with my EOY reflective 2017 post but as I'm en route to my 1st 2018 birth, I'm overtaken with excitement and gratitude looking back at the families I supported in the last 12-14 months since my move. It takes A LOT of trust for NYC based families to hire me as their doula despite living miles away in another state. While some were friends of many years,and others were referrals--I'm deeply honored and humbled. #neverforgettosaythankyou#doula#doulalife *pics posted with permission.