Never Let Go

In this life I thank the almighty above for walking with me and never letting go. When I was a child I asked God to let me grow up. Now that I’m grown upIMG_20170818_125101_933, I ask the Lord to let me grow old.

Thank you Lord.

At The Crossroad ✝️

When the time comes you will know, that inside there’s an emptiness that you can’t let go.

Cold but not freezing, damp but not wet.

“Go back or move on”

Do you want to return to what it was, or do you want to stay where you are?

At the cross-road where you need to make a choice. ✝️

You have to decide what is right and if you can do it.

Right now it’s very important.

Witch way should you go?

 

1. Stop to see the way you want to turn, for there are many ways you can go to.

2. Listen to your mind, what is it telling you? Ask the almighty to show you the way because he knows everything.

3. Look at where you have been, where you are, where you want to go. Decide the path that is for you. Once that is done, start walking.

Keep moving to your destination, you will be alright. There’s always someone walking with you. No matter how hard, keep on moving. Don’t give up. There will be times you don’t think you are getting anywhere. Times you think nothing is getting done.

Read.

Study.

Do something that will make you more knowledgable. Things are never easy, but they dont have to be hard as you think. Keep moving, never give up because you will get there!

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Bunchkin cookies giveaway!

Hello friends!  Next Friday May 26th 2017 I will be giving away “Bunchkin Cookies” at LaShunda McClain’s home resource table ( @homemrs1mc) , at The Bonfire Youth Summit!

THE EVENT STARTS AT 6PM. 

For more information on the location please check out @mrs1mc page. And @homemrs1mc

 

Thank you!

Lets Go Today

Lets go, when is it time

Lets go, what do you need

Lets go, who will care

Lets go family indeed

Lets go, how long has it been

Lets go, when will it end

Lets go , a long time for me

Lets go , it’s time you will see

Lets go, all the things are not right

Lets go, even when not in sight

Lets go, it’s okay

Lets go today

I Pray

This is a day that I Pray.

I Pray for those who are homeless and hungry, who can’t find there way.

Those who have lost someone close, weather they are living or not, I Pray.

I Pray for those who are lonely for something or someone.

I Pray for me, because all these things I can see.

I Pray for those who have found there way keeping the right path, those who haven’t and are still looking.

I Pray just because today is the day.

I Pray for the calmness of the sun, the strength of the land that allows us to walk from A to B.

The coolness of the night has allowed us too see beyond the darkness, beyond the light,

into the next day  I Pray.

I Pray for me.

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The Little Things

When I was a little girl, I remember my mother would wash my dresses for school. She would iron them on Saturday and put starch in every dress.  My mother would do my hair so I would look nice for school on Monday. I loved that. When I was little, I didn’t like my clothes to get wrinkles in them. She always made sure my clothes were hanging up so I could see them and I would put the colors together. The little Things.

Some days when me and my brothers would come home from school she would have a hot bowl of soup and sandwich waiting on the table for us if she had to work. The Little Things.

Me and my mother would lie on our backs in the bed listening to music and at that time I didn’t know what type of music it was, but I knew I just like being with my mother, doing what she was doing. And that is how I was introduced the Jazz! The Little Things.

There were times when I remember walking into my grandma and mothers house and they were sitting around the kitchen table with baskets of apples peeling them with a big pot on the stove cooking them. My granny would say to me; “Pull up a chair.” and I did. As we all peeled the apples together, I would talk to them and make them laugh. The Little Things20170218_231957

Granny would make African garments and save the scraps to make quilts. She would cut the left over material and let me put the different colors together. Sometimes, she would let me cut the material into squares and she would show me how to nit and do embroidery. My Granny would even let me make some clothes for myself. The Little Things.

 

Once, when I was a little girl, I herd a man sing so beautiful that I thought it was coming from the radio but it was from my granddad. We use to sit on the porch together and he would try to show me how to do the hambone.  For those of you who don’t know about the hambone, it was created by Africans who were forbidden to make music. The Little Things

 

One time, one of my daughters told me she wished that one of the boys at her school would let her where his jacket that had basketball letters on it. I told her; “You can get your own letters.” So as a result, she joined the basketball team and got her own. The little Things.

Another time I told one of my other girls when she goes to her new school; “Just sit back and watch the children before you make friends.” So she took her time watching to see who she would wanted to be around and she thanked me later. The little Things.

Looking out of my bedroom window, I watched as my son stood in the bitter cold with snow very high in front of his car looking back and forth from the lifter to the motor and back again. I realized he was going to take the motor out, so I put some clothes on and went outside and said; “What are you going to do?” I already knew what he was thinking and he said to me; “I’m about to take the motor out.” So I helped him navigate the right way so that he wouldn’t break the fan. Once the motor was raised out of his 1966 Buick Skylark, he was so proud and happy he kept saying; “Do you know what we just did? My mother just helped me take the motor out of my car!” And that was a joyful moment for me and my son. The Little Things

One day there was a young man sitting on my steps waiting for my oldest daughter and I knew how he felt about her. So I offered him to come in the house, but he said no he would wait outside. The Little Things.

The Little Things can become something great. They are married now with 5 blessed children. Sometime you have to be patient and the almighty will help when you are true.

During the holiday time, I loved sitting down cracking nuts with my brothers or just talking about our lives. Or, going to the coffee shop with one of my brothers looking at the birds in the sky. Just The Little Things.

There were times when things weren’t so good but  The Little Things helped push us through and helped us stay together! As a family, that’s what you do. Since it’s Black History Month I wanted to share some of The Little Things that my family did for me and the things I do for them. From generation to generation, the things I’ve done for my family will be passed on because The Little Things can mean a lot no matter what they are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life After Retirement!

My name is Veronica Vallentine.

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Some call me ma or Vee. My passions are writing, baking and traveling. I am on an adventure in my life and I would like for you to see some of it. As a single mother of three children, I worked a factory job for 20 plus years and writing was something i never had time for.download_20161130_171509 Iv’e always wanted to travel but i knew that wasn’t going to happen either. Sometimes i worked 28 days straight and i only got 2 days off a month. Eventually, things got better and i began to get every other weekend off. But don’t get me wrong, it was a blessing to get this job because i was able to provide for my family. But now that my children are grown and doing there own things I decided to retire. It was time to let go! I still wasn’t sure about what I was going to do, but i still had my passions. Since iv’e retired In November, I have been to a few different states in less than a few months. Recently,  I’ve started my own business where traveling is a big part of it. I went to Arizona with my oldest daughter and her husband.15259184_1182003291884391_3232490692663527615_o

After that I spent Christmas in California for the first time and visited my other daughter and now writing is something i have time to do.

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This is a new chapter in my life that gets a little scary at times but it so exciting because there are so many things I’m going learn.  For instance, I don’t know that much about computers and I Know I will have to take a computer class to feel more confident so that I won’t have to continuously ask for help from others. It takes a while for things to soak in for me. Things are so different when you step out into the world again and so far, the people i have been around are so positive, understanding and fun. download_20170118_134614

There goals are the same as mine! I have been blessed to be around so many people of all ages. My journey is on a new chapter and I hope that you will walk with me. This is a time for me to learn all of the things i didn’t have time for and to travel.

 

 

It is truly a dream come true to be doing all of the things that I want to do, with my family.  

 

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