Monday, October 25, 2010

Blaq Life

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.  ~ William Barclay

My life is really full right now.  I am blessed with an awesome family and great friends who love, encourage and support me.  I have come to realize that everyone in my life is there for a purpose - rather that be a reason or a season.  I am grateful for the lessons.  This October has been full of family, friendships - new and old - challenges, learning, clarity, healing and personal growth.  My present time is limited, but I wanted to reach out and share some Blaq Life with you.  I'll be back with the visual and cerebral real soon.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  As most of you know my baby sis has battled this invasive disease for the past five years.  Last week I had the honor of traveling with her to Houston, Texas and the MD Anderson Cancer Center for her periodic exams and testing.  After two full, tense days of uncertainty, we were able to drive home in celebration.  For the first time in five years, there were no signs of cancer!  My Shero.




My niece had her first baby and my first great-nephew.

 Great Aunt and Great-Grandmother
 Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother



DFW OG Sisterlocks - In October 2005, a group of ladies met through Yahoo!LockItUp, gathered together in Dallas with something in common - Sisterlocks.   Over the past five years we have developed a bond of true friendship.  Last weekend, those of us who could make it, gathered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to celebrate five years of Sisterlock'dom and sisterhood. More photos and details to follow.

Natural Hair Care Forum - I was the guest speaker this past weekend at a Natural Hair Care Forum here in Oklahoma City.  It was powerful to look around the room and see all the beautiful hues of skin tone, hair textures and natural styles. It was a wonderful Saturday of natural support, knowledge and bonding.  I was honored to be invited to share with this group.


Look forward to full feature posts and more photos soon.
 
My life is rich,
and I am happy...

BlaqKofi
Certified Sisterlocks Consultant
Personal & Professional Life Coach
Motivational Speaker

8 comments:

Happiest Nappy said...

Beautiful & encouraging as always. Life is a mysterious cycle. Very inspired by your sister, though I lost my Mom recently to breast cancer. She was very courageous. Just couldn't fight it on her own. Thank you for sharing!

BlaqKofi ~ Certified Sisterlocks Consultant ~ Personal & Professional Life Coach ~ Motivational Speaker said...

HN,thank you for sharing. I am so grateful to have my sister. We appreciate the love.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you and your sister!

LOVE seeing the old gang back together. You're the only one that posts on a regular basis still :(

Terez said...

I would love to see more pictures of your Sisterlocks group. Why and how did you ladies start meeting?

WandaWoman said...

So happy to hear that your sister is cancer free, that is wonderful news. congrats to your niece on the birth of her daughter as well. So glad that there are so many good things happening for your family!

LadyButterfly said...

OMG Praise ye the Lord!!! What an awesome health report for your sister. I am just so elated as well as grateful for you all! What a happy time for the family right before the holidays. Have fun with the new baby, excellent health report, and the Lord's many blessings. Enjoy, enjoy each other's love!:) Beautiful pics~

Evie said...

Congatulations to your sister! I have been praying for her. I am a 2 time breast cancer survivor. I lost my twin sister to this awful disease so every survivor is a VICTORY!!! Thank God!

I love reading your blog and getting inspiration from you. I will make my 1 year anniversary being sisterlocked in a couple of weeks. The time has flown by and it's with the help of your blog and inspirational words that have kept me going.

Thank you! and give your sister a hug for me.
Evie

www.designsbyevie.blogspot.com in case you want to see my hair journey from bald to rockin' my locs! ; o)

NappTown said...

Praise be to God for your sisters win over cancer1 It was also so very nice to see the pic of all the sisterlocked sisters! I have followed most of there blogs for a while. I have not been on the blogs scene for such a long time that it was really nice to see how everyone's hair has gown and looking so good! God bless you and your Blaq! Keep up the good work :-)

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