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This morning I got the phone call that my father passed away.

I found out he had cancer in March, but over the last 48 hours, his condition deteriorated pretty quickly.  Apparently he had been sick since December but didn’t tell anyone.  Looking back over the last few months, I don’t think my step-mom knew that he was sick.  I can remember when we were at dinner back in February and my step-mom said he needed to go to the doctor because he didn’t have much of an appetite.

I feel so many emotions right now.

I’m sad that he’s gone.

I’m thankful for the last year that I’ve been able to spend getting to know him.

I’m happy that I now have my brothers in my life.

I’m at peace that my dad is no longer in pain.

I was able to talk to him on the phone yesterday morning and, as always, he asked how I was doing and told me how happy it made him to know that my brothers and I were building relationships and getting close.  And again, I thanked him for welcoming me into his life after all this time and that I loved him.

As crazy as it sounds, I truly believe in my heart that he kept fighting for me and my brothers.  When he told me he was sick, he told me that the relationships that I was building with my brothers let him know that everything would be ok. And after talking with my big brother yesterday morning, I know he believes the same thing.

Even though my dad was only in my life for the last year, I’m blessed that I even had the opportunity to get to know him at all…

R.I.P. Thomas L. Blagburn



Since I decided to highlight my favorite people, I figured that I might as well start with the person that I’ve known the longest.


Where do I start with this chick?  We go back to 1985. And she’s been more like a sister than a friend in our 24 years of friendship. (Dayum that’s a long time!) We’ve been to countless Howard homecomings, concerts, ski trips, church parties (just go with it!), vacations, and given many fake numbers to people we continuously ran into. LOL Through it all we’ve remained close.

We have had the occasional bump in our friendship road, but always we’ve been there for each other through ALL of life’s ups and downs. And that’s when it counts the most.

She’s the most chill, go-with-the-flow, old-school hip-hop head, pee-ump (that’s pimp for all you squares LMAO) that I know.  She accepts me for who I am, which is the most important.  We can be goofy and serious. Laugh and cry. She knows my family (well most of it, we’ve got to arrange her meeting the other half this Christmas!) and I know hers.  She keeps it real with me 100% all the time.  She supports me in everything I do, no matter how off the wall it may seem.

Currently she’s on assignment in Paraguay until August 2010, so I only get to chat with her on IM and through emails. But I think we’ve gotten closer over the last year, especially after our talks during her visit to Atlanta before she left the country. I cherished the time that we had to hang out last Christmas…and though it was brief, I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

Sashi, we’ve known each other a LONG time. Through all the ups and downs, I can honestly say we’ve had a blast! Here’s to many, many, many more shared memories! Love ya and miss ya lots sistagirl!  🙂


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