As Mother's Day (5/12) quickly approaches I cant help but think back to Sunday, May 12, 2013, when I had to call 911 for my Mom. She came down with a case of food poisoning the Wednesday before Mother's Day which kicked pneumonia into high gear and rejection of her lung. For 5 long weeks she was in the hospital before God called her home on June 19th with my Dad by her side. I know my Mom would want me to stay strong and keep looking forward. During times like this I do think back on the memory of my Mom and remember Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 A Time for Everything 3 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace I know there is a time and season for everything. One day I will be back with my Mom. She is health, whole, pain free and with all the loved ones who have gone before us. Helping God prepare a place for not only Me, but all of us.
Jul 1, 2018
I'm Daphne and I'm not sure how to start this introduction, so I'm going to just jump right in... My Tribe has always been the women in my family and a couple of very close friends, until recently. I lost my grandmother 4 years ago and then my mom who was my best friend, my sister, and my mother all rolled into one beautiful woman was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after. She fought a very long, hard battle and we really thought that she was going to beat it until they started finding more and more and this time last year found out that she wasn't going to beat it. I did what I had to do and took care of her and gave her every bit of love that I could possibly give her until she passed away, in my home, on August 20th of last year. I feel like the universe smacked me upside the head and sent me spinning. For the last year I've been spinning and everytime I feel like I can catch my breath it's smacks me again. I've just spent the last couple of months watching my mother-in-law die of cancer, repeating everything I saw with my mother and in the middle of it all my cat died too. I'm not even sure who I am anymore but I know that I have things to do I have big dreams. Cancer has taken three beautiful women from my life and two others, my cousin and one of my very best friends, have walked out of my life... for reasons untold, they just walked away. I turned 46 last week and my daughter is pregnant with my first grandchild. Everything has changed so much and yet I still get up every day and go to the same unfulfilling job, working with all men. I swear, most days I feel like Wendy in Neverland with a bunch of Lost Boys. Every day I feel like I need to be somewhere else. I need to be in my own space, doing my own thing, making my own rules. I need to be surrounded by positive female energy . I feel that I'm at a time in my life when I am rebuilding My Tribe, rebuilding my girl crew. I'm really looking forward to this journey with all of you and I hope that we can Inspire each other to become our best selves. Thank you for listening. Nice to meet you ❤