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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!
Eighteen years ago today, I gave birth to my 2nd son, al-Malik Glorian Blake and now I sit here wondering – WHERE DID THE TIME GO?????
People would often say, “cherish the moments because they go by fast”. I remember when I just wanted him to sleep through the night…to learn how to walk…to learn how to talk…to learn how to feed himself…to be potty trained…to start school…to get his driver’s license and after all that happened…this is him today ~ an 18 year old mini man!
HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY SON!
The Day We Met
Senior in High School
Friends on Freshman Football Field
First Formal Dance
Officially a licensed driver!
Border’s Book Signing with Spike Lee
Summers in Orlando – Cypress Harbour
King of the Crab Legs
Birthday King at 8
Happy and Toothless at 7
Where did the time go?
On Sunday, a second book signing was held at The Java House Cafe in Middletown with local author, Jacqueline Charmane. Jacqueline’s book, “They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again“ is her fifth book and the first one not self-published. In addition to being an author, Jacqueline is a Christian Evangelist and a Comedian (Mother Maeye). As a student at The University of Delaware she received numerous awards and accolades and was even honored as “Most Likely to Succeed” but her dreams were turned into nightmares and she dropped out of school.
Jacqueline eventually returned to school and began working for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and while commuting on a train she met her rapist and father of her only son. Rejected she hid the truth and married her boyfriend who thought the child was his. This true story is of how her courage, determination and faith in God helped her survive an abusive marriage, kidnapping of her son, a divorce, depression, a mental breakdown and then the near death of her son.
They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again is not for the faint of heart, it’s a graphic real life account about the things men do to women and the things women do to survive, it will definitely change the way you think about life. Jacqueline’s other books are “A Journal of 52 Days To Your Prosperity“, “I Don’t Do “FRIEND” Marry Me or Be Alone”, “Satan’s Dirty Little Secret Is Out” and “Knowing and Possessing The Attributes of God”
For more information and signing dates, please go to www.jacquelinecharmane.com or call 302-357-4969.
Author Jacqueline Charmane
Mark, owner of The Java House Cafe introducing Jacqueline
Members of a local book club discussing upcoming events in Middletown
Listening in awe of Jacqueline’s life events
Jacqueline Charmane discussing “They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again”
My signed copy of “A Journal of 52 Days To Your Prosperity”
The Java House Café in Middletown recently hosted two books signings for local authors. The first one was on Saturday with Richelle N. Rodgers, author of Forever Growing A Journey of Trust. This autobiography gives you insight into her life which is filled with joy and sadness as well as near death experiences by both she and her husband, but her strong faith and trust in God has given her more than the world has taken.
Richelle is Philadelphia native presently residing in Elkton, Maryland with her husband of 38 years and is a grandmother of triplets. Her passion for empowering others to be the best they can be in their relationship with God is prevalent throughout the book. As a Franchise Consultant in both the Museum and Insurance industries as well as an Independent Contractor for CCI, she has had the opportunity to travel outside of the United States including trips to Bosnia and Italy. Richelle is currently a Lay Prayer Associate and an Eucharistic Minister and Lector at her church.
Richelle has dedicated her life in helping others and as a Vietnam Vet is currently working on a Women Veteran Leadership Awards Symposium to be held in DC this fall.
It took 3 years of prayer and the encouragement from family and friends for this book to become the first in what I believe will be a successful career of an Inspirational author.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” – Proverbs 3:5
Richelle and Small Business Owner Leon Brown
Hello Friends and Happy Sunday
I trust you all had a nice weekend and were able to relax or do something fun and exciting or both! I wasn’t able to clean out my closets but I did have a busy fun filled weekend which started with the honor of being chosen, “Top Blogger of the Week” by Sverve. I was in a fantastic mood as I headed out leaving my men doing yard work which wasn’t what my sons had planned for their weekend. While in town I stopped at my favorite lunch spot, The Java House Cafe where they were hosting a book signing by Christian author Richelle Rodgers. Her book, Forever Growing A Journey of Trust is a motivational book on empowerment and growing your relationship with God. Richelle is a retired Army Vet who remains very active in supporting other female vets and is currently working on a Women Veterans Leadership Awards Symposium to be held in DC this fall.
Today, The Java House Cafe hosted another book signing by author, Jacqueline Charmane, her 5th book, They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again, is a true story based on her life. She spoke briefly about some of the heart breaking events in her life including the emotional and physical abuse by both her rapist and husband as well as the the kidnapping of her son. I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak with each author after the events, purchased an autographed copy of the books, and took pictures which I will post later this week.
Today, was a bright and sunny day, a little cool but I had just purchased this Printed Cold Shoulder Dress from Avon and wanted to wear it to church.
It reminds me of a 70’s retro dress with the slit sleeves, do you remember Julie from The Mod Squad?
This vibrant floral print dress is only $24.99 for all sizes – S-3X
I wore navy blue heels – thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill)
Embellished Cross Collection Rings and Bangles – Avon
Earrings are silver hoops from jewelry box
Have a fantastical week – Smooches!