Happy New Year!! I wish you all the blessings for 2008!
The year 2007 started out horribly for me. My desktop computer crashed. I attended the funeral of my grandmother in Fayetteville, NC. I then traveled back to Louisville to attend a second funeral for her (family drama). While watching the news I saw that there was a car accident where a man running from the cops crashed into a car ejecting seven kids. Two of these kids were my former students. I went to the hospital to see one of their precious souls on life support. That sight went straight to my heart. Then the heat in my house went out and I had to purchase a new heater. Then my laptop crashed. My boyfriend and I broke up. Oh, and did I mention that all of this occurred before January 20, 2007?
I prayed daily that this would not be how all of 2007 existed. Luckily, my bad luck ended there. On January 26, I went out on an outing that would change the rest of my life. Renee Murphy, Shannon Maxey and Tioka Ivory entered my life. I was never one to be a part of a girl group or a ‘chic clique’ but these women have become my best friends. It is simply amazing how God puts people into your life. I didn’t ask for them to be placed there, but he knew it was what I needed in my life. These women have been there for me through thick and thin and I am truly blessed for their existence.
The rest of my year went pretty well. I was able to travel to North Carolina, Cleveland for the Women’s Final Four, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Arizona, Virginia, Detroit and who can forget Puerto Vallarta. I expanded OnyxLouisville and have met many wonderful people in the Louisville community. I was able to join several Boards and also became a volunteer ‘Big”. I was fortunate to see a plethora of top notch plays, concerts and performances here in the Ville.
December 31, 2007 ended with an odd twist, but I do believe everything happens for a reason. I’m still waiting for genuine, true love to enter in my life. I know it will happen when the time is right. It’s going to be great in 2008 and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
M.Y. January 2008