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Living For Those Moments

Family means so much to me, especially mine. These two right here bring so much joy to my life. I feel so blessed to have them both.

Yesterday started off with a lot of rain and to be honest, I did not envision it turning out to be much of a productive one either. In the late afternoon the sun did eventually peak out; which allowed us to go out and get some good sun in the park. It wasn’t too hot or too cold. The wind was still, and for a moment in time I felt a piece of heaven. So serene in a park with my two loves.

I know it’s been a while since I posted. I am on the home stretch with school and needed time to gather my thoughts from a very busy semester. I miss you guys and your stories. I hope these pictures can do some justice in explaining where I am in life at this moment.

God Bless,

Tiffany

 

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It’s 2017!!!!

Hello everyone and happy new year! I hope you all enjoyed  the holiday and season. I know I am about a week late but I am very excited about this year. I am still on my journey of moving forward with my life and feeling a sense of completeness. I can already feel that this year will be another blessed year. I took a short hiatus at the later end of last year because of my work and school schedule. I am finally happy to say I am on the home stretch and that I should be working on my thesis this fall (exciting).

2016 was such a good year and yes it was definitely a year of “Breaking Out” from beginning to end. I encourage you all to focus on God this year, as it has come to be name  “The Year of FABULOUS Outpouring”. No matter what you see in the news or around you, keep your trust and focus on Jesus for what you are believing in your life.  I cannot stress enough that trails and tribulations will come but everything will work out if you have Christ there. If he be for you, who or what can be against you?

My prayer if that you all have a blessed and prosperous year filled with love, joy, the manifestations of your hearts desires, and the fulfillment that can only be found in Jesus!

I celebrated my birthday last week too y’all (HOT 27) WHOOP WHOOP!!!!

Lauren and I ❤

lo-and-me

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Sharing The Happiness!!

So a great friend of mine from high school has a blog. This particular entry is about his marriage to a wonderful woman. They are a phenomenal couple! Enjoy!!! I think we can all learn something from this!

http://www.studigroup.com/studi-social/2016/7/26/six-values-ive-learned-these-1st-two-years-of-marriage-for-better-or-worse

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Summer Fun At The Zoo!

I probably haven’t been to the zoo since I was maybe 13 years old. Lord only knows when the last time I been to the Detroit Zoo. The last zoo I went to was the Toledo Zoo. Anyway, my boyfriend and I took my daughter to the Detroit Zoo. I am happy to have had such a fun day with the ones I love. The day was full of learning about our fury, hairless, scaly and feathered friends!! Lauren was so excited to see all the different animals. I think she really took a liking to the birds.. Enjoy!!

 

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Purposeful YOUth Detroit (PYD) Debutante Ball 2015 #ThrowBack

These were the pictures from last years ball with the Purposeful YOUth Detroit (PYD) organization. The organization is a mentoring organization for girls that improves self esteem and character development. The organization also provides tutoring and supports academic achievement. I believe the youngest girl last year was 4 or 5 and the oldest was 15 or 16. It was a great experience and I am happy that I could celebrate these girls with my daughter!

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Purposeful YOUth Detroit (PYD) Debuntante Ball 2016

My niece, daughter and boyfriend had such a great time at the debutante ball.  Lauren and I went last year so it was good that we had the opportunity to experience this type of event again. My friend and Godmother of daughter, Dominique  ( tan dress) is a volunteer of this wonderful organization. It’s funny because came over for dinner maybe a week before and she talked highly of the organization. I could hear the passion in her voice and how dear those girls are to her (she had tears in her eyes). I am happy that she finds enjoyment in the service of others, especially our young girls. We had such a good time and hope that this can become a tradition for my family to continue to attend.

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Mother’s Day Weekend 2016

I had an absolute blast this weekend! It’s funny because I didn’t do anything spectacular. My boyfriend,daughter and I spent time together as usual and he treated me to a beautiful dinner. I spent a couple hours with my parents also. What made this weekend particularly special is the presence of my daughter, Lauren. Saturday morning Lauren came  to me and said the most beautiful words to me , “mama” and “thank you”. She has said the word mama before but not directly speaking and directing her attention to me. She wanted me to open her applesauce, I did, and she said thank you” (the small things).

I remember when Lauren was a lot smaller and me being eager to hear those words. As demanding as babies are, I think you naturally what to hear a thank you every now and again. To feel appreciated and acknowledge for the hard work I do makes me feel good and that it matters. I also received a lot of phone calls, text and postings to my Facebook page acknowledge myself and other mothers.

#cheerstomoms

I truly enjoyed this weekend. What a blessed weekend it was!

 

 

 

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Mother and Daughter Love

 

  Lauren changed my life almost two years ago. Her very being taught me the importance of knowing my worth and how important my relationship with God is. I am thankful to have such an intelligent and beautiful daughter. She makes my heart sing and my skin glow!

Muffin and Me!

 

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Bonding Through Reading

For as long as I can remember I have always loved books. From simple children’s stories to encyclopedia’s, I have read them all.  I remember being a kid and watching my mom and dad read in their spare time. I also remember seeing my grandmother, aunts, and cousin reading during my weekend visits. It’s probably safe to say that I come from a family that values reading.

This is something that I took with me and value myself now that I am a parent. Each night before bed I always make sure I take the time out to read to my daughter Lauren. We read two books that I usually  allow her to pick. These books are age appropriate and full of color. My daughter particularly likes books that allows me to reference things that are in our immediate space or even on her. I enjoy expressing different emotions in my voice or doing my best Doc McStuffins impersonation as I read to her. Some books make her laugh, while others bring out her quiet side and even put her to sleep.

One thing that I have noticed as Lauren has gotten older is that she is starting to prefer me reading to her over watching the television (YAY!), and her attention span is longer. I catch her from time to time in her room looking through her books and even reading it herself (gibberish though). I absolutely love when she randomly brings me a book while I’m in the middle of cleaning up. It’s just something about when she’s sitting on my lap and I have my arms around her. It’s a beautiful feeling and she gets a kick out of it too!

I think it’s extremely important  for kids to read or to be read too. The younger you start the better!! Outside of building a good bond with me I know Lauren is also building a great habit. When she is older I want her to have a love for books like her mommy :). I also want her to to receive all those great benefits from reading such as having a larger vocabulary , better logical thinking skills,good communication skills, and a lively imagination like a kid should have. It warms my heart that we can engage in such a peaceful activity that brings so many benefits.

Kids who read become adults who think!