There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning.

Monday, November 7, 2011

My How Things Have Changed...

I know, I know I haven't posted in forever.  But ya'll wouldn't believe what a sista has been through over the coarse of the last five months.  Saying it has been serious is a serious understatement.  Where do I begin?  I will start with the death of my aunt in June.

Aunt Jenny, the last living sibling on my maternal grandmother's side.  Aunt Jenny had breast cancer and didn't tell anyone until it was way too late.  Well, she discovered a lump and never said a word until it began to eat through her skin and, she couldn't hide it anymore.

Why aunt Jenny did this, we will never know.  We can only speculate that she was lonely and ready to go home, be with my grandmother (her sister and best friend), their parents, her husband, the rest of her siblings, and most important of all, Jesus. of my family members is on the verge of dialysis, another ones cancer returns, AND to add insult to injury, my cousin Kiki, Aunt Jenny's granddaughter, who is only in her late thirties, is dying from breast cancer.  Kiki was misdiagnosed.  She DID go to the doctor about the lump she discovered and was told it was a cyst and didn't need to worry.  Three years later, the cancer was eating away at the entire inside of her body. husband abandons our family.  He quits his job and seizes an opportunity to move across the country in pursuit of "happiness." KMA=Kiss My Ass.  Just keepin' it real.  He abandoned our family on the last weekend before our youngest son started Kindergarten.  Can you say cruel?

September...R.I.P. Kiki.  She fought the good fight.  She was a trooper and then some.  I was blessed to spend some time with her in her final hours.  We buried her in September.  As if that wasn't enough, the inevitable happened.  My children and I were evicted out of our home due to my husband's disappearing act. The one questions that plagues me is...who leaves their own flesh and blood to be put out on the street?  Answer...MY husband!

In the midst of all of this, I'm operating on a torn meniscus that can only be repaired by surgery.  I'm on a constant dose of almost eight milligrams of codeine. So, I'm having to drive four kids back and forth to three different schools every day and function on narcotics.  The pain is so bad, it's draining me of all of my energy and the narcotics make me even more tired.  Falling asleep at a stop light has become a common thing.

STILL I RISE! By the grace of God, I'm happy, I'm sane and His love abounds in my life!  God has rained down miracles in the midst of chaos!  I have been blessed beyond measure and my God, the God of Abraham has poured his favor over my children and I. 

My upcoming blog posts will be testaments of God's greatness during this journey.  They will be an account of God's word never returning void, his love for his children, his love for me.  Oh how I love Jesus, because he first loved me.  Stay tuned my friends because, it only gets better from here.



  1. Thanks Ren! Please be praying for my upcoming posts and that many will read them and accept the good news of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

  2. Hi! Found you via MBC- am a new follower now! You can check me out at Check it Out! with Dawn
    I have some giveaways going on!!

  3. Wow Kenyatta!!! God doesn't give us more than we can handle and you are STRONG! Bless you my sister, you are one of the reasons I went natural! LOL -- it's been 5 months...

  4. Thank you Vicki. It's been a hot mess but it will all be to God's glory. Girl are you just loving the natural hair? Mine has gotten so long, I'm going to have hit up youtube and look for some ideas on how to style it. I'll do an update on here soon showing how much it has grown. :) Thanks for supporting my blog.

  5. Hi I'm a new follower from MBC simply follow group. I would love for you to follow back. Thanks and I hope you will keep in touch!
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  6. Stay strong Kenyatta!
    In spite of everything that has happened, God is going to do a mighty work in you and through you. You've already got the victory Girlfriend!
    God Bless!

  7. Wow Kenyatta - you have experienced some major trials lately. I'm praying for you and your family.

    Welcome to voiceBoks. I'm following your blog now and look forward to supporting you as you work your way through all of this.


  8. OMG....I love this! You are such a strong woman. We have to get together soon....I mean real soon! Love ya Sis

  9. Hey you gotta show me how to set up a blog

  10. Wow, is the word. Remember that God NEVER abandons his children.

    As the footprint poem says,

    "The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

    I left my ex husband when my son was born and it has been very rough but god sent me my Rod my hubby so I know that when you put urself in god's hands nothing is impossible.

    Following u from MBC via GFC please follow me back

  11. Stay close to the Lord and he will get you through it all! I admire your strength!
    I'm stopping by from! I'm your newest follwer! {GFC}
    Visit me back over at!

    xo -S

  12. You are so wise to write "and still I rise" even in the midst of sorrow, pain and tribulation. I pray this Thanksgiving season will be a blessed season for you.

  13. Thank you Terra. I am so blessed even in the midst of it all. I just pray that when I come through this season, I am working and moving in God's power.