When I think about where I started from as a sixteen year old wife and mother, and becoming a single parent at age seventeen, there is no way that I could have visualized the life that I’m living today. In my prayer and meditation room there is a picture of my two daughters and my two grandchildren, which reminds me of the amazing job that I did as a single mom to both my children. I may not have been able to give them the latest fashions or the favorite gadgets that other kids had, but I did give them love and I taught them tenacity, and how to survive in a world that judges you by your current circumstances. I thank God that my daughters have truly grown up to be beautiful women, who are doing an amazing job with their own child. I must say that I have no regrets.
There are times in life when we look at people who have made it, or made it to the top as some would say, and we tend to see their “halo” and not the struggle that it took to get there. We place people on a pedestal based on their accomplishments or their notoriety. Nobody is going to tell you the whole story of how they got to the top. There will always be a secret or two that remains untold no matter how close a friend you may be. Even husband and wives have secrets because no one needs to know everything that you have gone through. As you watch me do what I do you are only seeing my light not my light bill. Don’t allow anyone to dictate what is possible in your life. Only you know what it takes to light up your world.