Free To Be…

Hi friends! The past two weeks have been eventful to say the least! I celebrated my birthday, got some faux locs in my hair (𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙞𝙘), and much more. This week I’m back at it! I’ve been watching webinars, taking anti-racism classes, creative planning, and creating a more realistic timeline to fitContinue reading “Free To Be…”

A Welcome and an Update

I see that I have some new followers, both on my blog and on Instagram. First I want to say WELCOME and THANK YOU for being here! I love to share some of the things going on in my life in hopes that it will encourage you! I also wanted to post an update forContinue reading “A Welcome and an Update”

Joy

I love seeing my kids filled with so much joy. As I sat in my favorite chair of the house, I saw my youngest two playing together. I had to take a picture because it filled me with so much joy. I am also learning about how important it is to share joy. As youContinue reading “Joy”

I Have A Dream, Too

Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I have read and listened to the “I Have A Dream” speech multiple times in my life as I’m sure many have over the years. These few paragraphs from his speech reflect the past of 1963 and are still words that can be spokenContinue reading “I Have A Dream, Too”

Unexpected Changes

Hi!  For some of you who don’t know, this is my family.  Family is an important part of my life.  In the beginning of starting Heartening Forward, I had decided that I wouldn’t share my family’s faces publicly.  I did not want my page to be based off of only pictures of us because IContinue reading “Unexpected Changes”

Thankful

“I am thankful that I have You in my life Guiding me through hard times and strife You have made it clear in my eyes Without You there is no life” Those are lyrics to a song I wrote when I was 15. I love this song. I will share the new version once it’sContinue reading “Thankful”

Cloudy Days

During my toughest of times, I looked at these mountains. My favorite is when there would be clouds like this directly above them. I would often capture these images to remember that even in my darkest hours, God is there. Even when others won’t hear me, He does. When others ask me “Are you reallyContinue reading “Cloudy Days”

Do You Ever…

Do you ever feel like you are often defending your name in situations with people and how they perceive you? I know I do. As I was scrolling through my personal Instagram and sifting through what I want to see on my feed and what I am no longer wanting to feed my spirit, IContinue reading “Do You Ever…”

Favoritism?

For a few days, I have remained silent. I have chosen to sit in my anger, frustration, pain, confusion and unbelief for more than week. Not because I didn’t have any words to say, because I have plenty, but because I want my words to reflect the truth. My truth and place in this, butContinue reading “Favoritism?”