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Love Never Fails

So, I decided to write a blog on my marriage of five years.    The reason I have chosen to blog about this topic is because during that time I experienced a significant amount of marital and personal growth.  As some of you may have noticed via facebook and/or twitter, my husband and I celebrated five years of marriage on July 15, 2011.  My husband and I got married at the age of 25 years old.  Since then a lot has transpired.  We have worked through a lot of challenging times and rejoiced in the good.  I can honestly say that despite the challenging moments in our marriage we have still experienced great love and growth with one another. 

As a woman that was raised by a single mother, I was not afforded the opportunity to see a marriage relationship in the home setting.  Now, I am not saying that in order for a marriage to work you must have grown up in a home where there was a functioning marriage, but I do feel that it helps.  When I got married, we experienced a long honeymoon st…

Stronghold of Fear

For so long, I struggled with fear in so many different areas of my life, that it had become a natural part of me.  At first it started with being afraid of sleeping in complete darkness, then it escalated to fear of speaking in front of crowds of people, and then fear of losing certain loved ones in my life.  Fear had gripped me to the point where any time I would have job interviews, especially for positions that I really desired, I would panic and become so fearful that I would get tongue tied, as if I did not prepare for the interview.  Over time it became so bad that I stopped applying for positions that I felt would consist of intimidating interviews.  In addition, fear began to hinder the plan and purpose God intended for me to walk, as I would even allow the enemy to stop me from testifying to the goodness and mercy of God.  The enemy would always play on my thoughts making me believe that I would sound dumb or stupid if I got up to give thanks and praise God for His many bles…

Celebrating My Natural Freedom

I know I have not written anything in awhile, but over the past month I have been allowing God to reveal, restore, and transition me into the woman He purposed me to be.  With that being said, I recently celebrated my one year naturalversary and wanted to share my natural story with you.
On July 7, 2010 I decided to take the road less traveled and go completely natural.  Prior to that decision, I had been transitioning for about 6 months.  I believe the seed was planted in me back in 2009 when I became pregnant with my son and I made up in my mind that I wanted to offer him a chemical (Perm) free body to reside in for the 9 months he spent growing in my belly.  During that time I wore my hair in braids.  The braids were cool, as it allowed me the freedom to get up and go.  However, once my son was born, I was over the braids and wanted to wear my real hair out.  Once I took my braids out, my desire to continue on with the natural process had weakened, as I thought I was related to &qu…