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Are you Serious ~ The Holidays Are Over Already?

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Can you believe that it was just a week ago today when we were preparing for New Year’s festivities and the week before that Christmas – are you serious – the holidays are over already?

Holidays 2013

As I sit writing this post the snow is falling with a vengeance for what is to be the first major snow storm of 2014, and it’s name is Hercules.

I changed the calendar, #2 son and hubby returned to school, I returned to work but it seemed too soon – the holidays are over!  No more shopping, wrapping or singing Christmas Carols.  I already miss the TV specials, Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life and the Twilight Zone Marathon…are you serious the holidays are over already?

Purse | Avon ~ Animal Print Booties | Deb Shops

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Ring | Avon

OOTD 1 2 14 054 Slacks | Boscov’s ~ Top | Goodwill ~ Suit Jacket | Value City

 What will you miss most about the holidays?  

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Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in the New Year!

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He Grew Up Way Too Fast!

He was born way too early – 3 months premature weighing only 2.8 pounds

(1992)

Tayair at one

Baby Tayair

Then he was FIVE – last surgery to repair his esophagus…first solid meal…removal of feeding tube

(1997)

Tayair at the beach

Tayair and Malik at Merrie Moppets

Then he was TEN – struggling in school but surviving…facing all odds..learning new things

(2002)

Tayair at 10

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Then he was FIFTEEN – a teenager…tall and lanky…still unsure of himself

(2007)

tayair 2007

Then he was TWENTY – a young man…a high school graduate…first job

(2012)

tayair 2012

December to April 508

Today he is TWENTY ONE

(2013)

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HE GREW UP WAY TOO FAST!

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY TAYAIR ISHMAEL BLAKE !


Book Signing with Author Jacqueline Charmane

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.

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Author Jacqueline Charmane

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Mark, owner of The Java House Cafe introducing Jacqueline

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Members of a local book club discussing upcoming events in Middletown

April 2013 063 Listening in awe of Jacqueline’s life events

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Jacqueline Charmane discussing “They Raped Me Once Over and Over Again”

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My signed copy of “A Journal of 52 Days To Your Prosperity” April 2013 057


Nana's Jewelry Box

This post was written on the 7th of June

My sons were blessed to have had their great grandmother living with them since birth. My maternal grandmother who raised me, had lived with us for 16 years until she passed at the age of 98 on May 1, 2009. My sons enjoyed being with her just as much as she enjoyed being with them. When they were toddlers she read to them and played a lot of games with them.  Even when she could no longer get down on the floor she still played and BEAT them in checkers..  Yes, she beat the babies – hey they had to learn defeat at some point in their lives!

She transitioned about an hour before they got home from school so they were able see her, say goodbye and shed their tears before the mortician came to get her body. To this day, they believe that Nana is watching over them and oftentimes talk about the good times and how much they still miss her.  A week ago I got a call from the school because Malik was crying uncontrollably, he later admitted that he was thinking about Nana and all his emotions came pouring out. So it’s no wonder that he got mad at me when I tried to sell a jewelry box that once belonged to her at last weekend’s flea market. It was marked $3.00 but no one bought it – I guess there was a reason,  so I told him that if he really wanted it he could keep it, we changed it to fit his bedroom decor (lol).

I truly love my son because his heart is pure.

BEFORE

AFTER

Rest In Heaven Mama!!


Nana’s Jewelry Box

This post was written on the 7th of June

My sons were blessed to have had their great grandmother living with them since birth. My maternal grandmother who raised me, had lived with us for 16 years until she passed at the age of 98 on May 1, 2009. My sons enjoyed being with her just as much as she enjoyed being with them. When they were toddlers she read to them and played a lot of games with them.  Even when she could no longer get down on the floor she still played and BEAT them in checkers..  Yes, she beat the babies – hey they had to learn defeat at some point in their lives!

She transitioned about an hour before they got home from school so they were able see her, say goodbye and shed their tears before the mortician came to get her body. To this day, they believe that Nana is watching over them and oftentimes talk about the good times and how much they still miss her.  A week ago I got a call from the school because Malik was crying uncontrollably, he later admitted that he was thinking about Nana and all his emotions came pouring out. So it’s no wonder that he got mad at me when I tried to sell a jewelry box that once belonged to her at last weekend’s flea market. It was marked $3.00 but no one bought it – I guess there was a reason,  so I told him that if he really wanted it he could keep it, we changed it to fit his bedroom decor (lol).

I truly love my son because his heart is pure.

BEFORE

AFTER

Rest In Heaven Mama!!