I am a stay at home mother of four children. My oldest daughter, Michaela is 11, My youngest daughter, Janiyah is 6, Dannon is my two year old baby boy, and I have a stepson, Dj, he is 4 years old.
Being a stay at home is the best job I have ever had. I love it. It's the most fullfilling and rewarding work of my life. It's a blessing to be able to be involved with my kids everyday life. It's priceless. I joined LIBAW to stay ENCOURAGED AND SEEK POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM OTHER CHRISTIANS AS WELL AS WITNESS TO OTHERS WHO MAY BE STRUGGLING WITH SOME OF THE SAME THINGS I HAVE GONE THROUGH AND BEEN DELIVERED OF.
MORE ABOUT ME: I LOVE TO LAUGH. IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO HAVE MY LAUGHING. THAT'S ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT MY HUSBAND- HE'S VERY FUNNY. I ENJOY WATCHING MOVIES AT HOME WITH MY FAMILY, DINNING OUT AT RESTAURAUNTS...MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FOOD IS CHINESE. GOTTA HAVE IT! SHRIMP FRIED RICE, SESAME CHICKEN, GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN, CRAB CAKES, EGG ROLLS- THE BOMB!!! WHAT ELSE? I'M PRETTY CREATIVE. I LIKE TO DRAW. PLACE ANY PIECE OF PAPER INFRONT OF ME - RECEIPTS...A PHONEBOOK.... I'LL DRAW ALL OVER IT! SOMETHING I REALLY ENJOYED WAS MAKING THE SUNDAY BULLETIN FOR MY PREVIOUS CHURCH EACH SUNDAY. I GOT REALLY CREATIVE WITH IT.
I WAS SAVED AND BAPTISEDIN 2002. I USED TO PARTY A LOT AND GO OUT TO CLUBS WHILE I LEFT MY BABY AT HOME WITH MY PARENTS. I ONLY HAD MY OLDEST DAUGHTER THEN. SHE WAS 2 AND MY ONLY CHILD. I CAN BE SHY AROUND CROWDS OR BIG GROUPS OF PEOPLE, SO AT THE CLUB I WOULD HAVE TO DRINK A LOT JUST TO LOOSEN UP. MY FRIENDS AND I WOULD BE WEARING THE SHORTEST TIGHTEST CLOTHES THAT WE HAD. WE WANTED ATTENTION AND WE GOT THE WRONG ATTENTION. ALL THE GUYS WANTED WAS TO HOOK UP LATER THAT NIGHT. I WAS VERY SELF-DESTRUCTIVE. I HAD SELF ESTEEM ISSUES, ANGER PROBLEMS, I WAS PERMISCUOUS AND I WAS A CUTTER. IF I WASN'T TAKING MY ANGER OUT ON THOSE AROUND ME, I WOULD TAKE IT OUT ON MYSELF.
I WOULD STAY OUT LATE WITH SOME FRIENDS AND GET HOME AROUND 5AM GO TO SLEEP AND BE TO WORK AT 8AM. I WAS WORKING AT TIME WARNER CABLE AT THE TIME AND A CO-WORKER OF MINE, WHO WAS A CHRISTIAN- SHE MUST HAVE BEEN WATCHING MY BEHAVIOR. SHE PROBABLY WAS SAYING TO HERSELF..."THAT GIRL NEEDS JESUS." BECAUSE I WOULD COME TO WORK TIRED, CRANKY, AND CARELESS. I WOULD HANG UP ON THE CUSTOMERS, OR PUT THE PHONE ON MUTE UNTIL THEY FINALLY DECIDED TO HANG UP. I WOULD GET ON THE INTERNET OR CALL & TALK TO A FRIEND WHEN I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TALKING TO CUSTOMERS. IF I DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE A CALL I WOULD TRANSFER IT TO SOMEONE ELSE...LOL! PRETTY BAD, HUGH? THEN WHEN MY SUPERVISOR REALIZED WHAT I WAS DOING HE WOULD GET SMART WITH ME AND I WOULD GIVE HIM AN ATTITUDE RIGHT BACK! I WOULD COME BACK LATE FROM LUNCH...OMG.
MY CO-WORKER, "ELISETTE", WAS ON FIRE FOR GOD. SHE STARTED SITTING AND TALKING TO ME AT LUNCH. SHE DIDN'T COME ON STRONG WITH HER WITNESSING. IT WAS MORE LIKE A CONVERSATION THAT REALLY HAD ME LISTENING. SHE TOLD ME HOW SHE USED TO BE LIKE ME AND HOW SHE CAME TO THE LORD AND HOW HE FORGAVE HER, LOOOOOVES HER AND THAT HE CHANGED HER LIFE AROUND. I WANTED THAT. I WANTED SOMEONE/ (GOD) TO LOVE ME LIKE THAT. I WANTED TO BE CHANGED AND TRANSFORMED, I WANTED TO BE FORGIVEN. I WAS EMPTY AND BROKEN. NO FULFILLMENT TO MY LIFE. I HESITAED AND TURNED DOWN MANY OF HER INVITATIONS TO GO TO CHURCH.
THE DAY I FINALLY DECIDED TO GO TO CHURCH WITH ELISETTE WAS WHEN I HIT ROCK BOTTOM. I WAS SOOO BROKEN. I WAS SAVED AND BAPTISED IN 2002. SINCE THEN I'VE BACK SLID HERE & THERE HAD SOME MESS UPS & MISTAKES, BUT I'M STILL IN THE RACE. GOD HAS DELIVERED ME FROM MY SELF ESTEEM ISSUES, CUTTING AND BEING PERMISCUOUS. I'M MARRIED AND I STAY IN THE HOUSE...NOT THE CLUB! I STILL HAVE TIMES WHEN I DON'T HANDLE MY ANGER AS WELL AS I SHOULD. I'M NOT PERFECT AND GOD IS STILL WORKING ON ME.
I LOVE THE LORD AND I DESIRE A CLOSER WALK/ RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
*SPENDING TIME WITH MY KIDS/ FAMILY FUN.
*DINING OUT, EATING, AND CELBRATING.
*EXERCISE & WALKING.
Favorite Music / Movies / Tv Shows / Books
MOVIES: THE NOTEBOOK, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, LOVE & BASKETBALL, FIREPROOF and pretty much any Tear Jerker....
MUSIC: GOSPEL, CHRISTIAN RADIO, some R&B AND POP.....
TV SHOWS: ELLEN, LAW & ORDER-SVU, HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY & ATLANTA, X-FACTOR, TBN, the WORD channel, T.D. Jakes, Paula White, Joyce Meyer.....
BOOKS: PILGRIMS PROGRESS, THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE, IN THE NICK OF TIME, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, THE BIBLE, AND THE COLDEST WINTER EVER.....
"WE DISCOVER OUR ROLE IN LIFE THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS."
"THE HEART OF WORSHIP IS SURRENDER."
"LIVING FOR GOD'S GLORY IS THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH WITH OUR LIVES."
***THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE***
What would you say is your Spiritual gift?
1.) God made me naturally creative. I think my CREATIVITY is best used in and for the church/ God.
2.) I really have a gift for HELPING people. In my everyday life I have compassion for whoever I see in need of help.
What does it mean for a husband to love his wife? The first thing it means is for the husband to be a savior for his wife. Let me show you what I mean…
In Ephesians 5, a classic passage on marriage, the apostle Paul said, “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her” v.25…
How did Jesus give Himself up for the church? He died. As far as God is concerned, to talk about marital love is to talk about a cross. To talk about love is to talk about Calvary. To talk about love is to talk about a Savior. We have a Savior in Christ. And our wives ought to have a savior in us. We have a Deliverer in Christ. And our wives ought to have a deliver in us. Loving your wife means carrying a cross. So if you feel like your wife is crucifying you, you have the perfect opportunity to look like Jesus…
Nowhere in Scripture is a wife commanded to love her husband. She is commanded to respect him (see Ephesians 5:33). It’s not that a woman shouldn’t love her husband. But her love is a response to his salvation.
That means loving as Christ loves. So a husband is called to love his wife no matter what. We can’t wait until she gets everything right…
A husband cannot say, “She’s meeting my needs. Therefore, I will love her.” No, you love her even when she’s not meeting your needs. You love her until she learns how to meet your needs…
Most men date in order to marry, when the biblical principle is marry in order to date. Most men shower a woman with love to get here to say, “I do.” But the biblical ideal is to have her say, “I do,” so we can spend the rest of our lives showering her with love…