Happy Thankful Thursday!! I don't know about your neck of the woods but on this end the weather has been absolutely dreadful. I'm talking rain, thunderstorms, lots of wind and cold temperatures. I'm starting to wonder if Mother Nature has her seasons mixed up or something. Nevertheless, I still have a lot to be thankful for.
For example, I got interviewed by a contributor from JET Magazine. They're running a piece on African American mom bloggers for May since next month we'll be celebrating Mother's Day. I was thrilled to say the least. It's not everyday that people contact me about being interviewed, especially by such a nationally known publication. And like I mentioned on Facebook, whether the piece makes it in the magazine or not, the whole experience was humbling and just further proof that I'm reaching someone through YUMMommy.
I don't if many of you remember the case of missing Monroe, NC teen Phylicia Barnes, but the police were finally able to make an arrest. They've arrested her sister's ex-boyfriend in connection with her murder as well as some child pornography. This is bittersweet for the Barnes family I'm sure because her sister had dated the guy for like ten years. And to find out that he was involved in your sister's murder is devastating.
I can totally understand why the Bible says for us to not put our trust in man. You can never truly know a person or what they are capable of. Anyways, now that an arrest has been made, I hope that justice will get served and the Barnes family can have closure. A lot of people were talking about how this case should have gotten the media publicity that the Trayvon Martin is getting, but I think I kind of disagree. I think that because of the low key approach police were able to monitor the suspect without him knowing pretty much.
If he would have had more pressure on him, he could have fled or destroyed the evidence that led to his arrest in the first place. And besides here in the Carolinas it did continue to get media coverage. Phylicia was never far from our minds.
Moving on to even better news, I'm thankful that my little brother will soon be a college graduate! He's worked so hard and stayed so focus. I can't begin to tell him how proud I am. He's overcome some tremendous obstacles that would have made other students in his position throw in the towel. I am very inspired by him to hurry up and get back on that college journey and get my four year degree.
I'm pretty sure I'll be singing a different tune this fall when I start back. I'm praying that I don't cave under the demands of being a mom, wife, student and writer. I know that furthering my education will open up more doors for me and my family and the YUMMommy family.
What's going on in your life that you are thankful for?