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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mom’s out there!

Being a mom is the biggest job that you could ever accept.

Special happy mother’s day to my mom! Thanks for EVERYTHING! Love you!

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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

They say that people come into you life for a reason. A year ago, after 27 years of not being present, my father came into my life. Soon followed by my brothers, step-mom, sister-in-law and nephew. I wondered to myself “why”. I didn’t have the answer then and I don’t have the answer now. What I do know is that this introduction has been the best thing that has ever happened to my life. Meeting my family has put so much into perspective. And now so even more.

Last week, I found out that my father sick. When he told me, I was devastated. He just sounded so weak and sad when he delivered the news to me, but the one thing he said that brought him joy and happiness (and I could hear it in his voice) was the fact that my brothers and I were bonding and building a relationship with each other. It made him feel like everything will be alright, no matter what happens. At that moment, every emotion came rushing at me – and I broke down. Seeing him on Saturday, thinner than our last visit, was hard. His spirits just weren’t what they once were. I could tell my step-mom was stressed but she tried not to show it.

For most of the day Sunday, I was preety much out of it. Deep in thought, thinking about so much and so little all at the same time. That is, until I checked my voicemail. My dad called to say that things didn’t look as bad as his doctor originally thought. He is still sick, but thank God for an early diagnosis. I’ll find out more on his treatment plan this weekend.

My dad being sick has made me realize that they is a reason for everything that happens in life, sometimes the answer will be reavealed, and sometimes it’s not. But you just have to trust that God knows what he’s doing.

Be blessed and have a great weekend!

– Boog

I must say that this Christmas will probably go down as the best Christmas that I’ve had in a LONG time!  I know that the holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, but so much emphasis has been placed on the materialism of the season that the true meaning gets lost in translation.

This was the first year that my Christmas embodied what it is all about… Read the rest of this entry »

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On this day of thanks, I can’t help but to look at my life in the last year and think about ALL of the wonderful things that I’m thankful for this year.

  • I’m thankful for my mom.  As much drama as I give (and have given) her, she still bends over backwards to give me the world.  I wish that I had the means to somehow show how much I appreciate EVERYTHING she’s done for me and pay her back for all of the sacrifices that she’s made for me.
  • I’m thankful that my father replied to my letter back in February.  Even though I haven’t known him long, it’s wonderful to know that we are working on building a relationship.  For the first time in my life, I’ll have the opportunity to spend Christmas with him and my half-brothers.
  • I’m thankful for a job that allows me to have a car, pay my bills, and fund extra-curricular activities.
  • I’m thankful to have such great group of close friends: Decatur, Cris, KRF, Erika Kane, Sasha, Shanel, Lawrence,  B. Lanier, Tiffany, Jay, Dawn, Karl, Christina, Tishana…
  • I’m thankful for all of my “kids”: Jordan, David, Malachi, Nichelle, Hope, Tandi, Malayia, Paul…
  • I’m thankful for my wonderful group of sisterfriends: Babs, Sunfresh, Keyalus, CaliSlim, KKAve, Cathy, CoCo…
  • I’m thankful for my blogger fam, even though I don’t personally know most of you, I feel like I do: Coop, Brran, Sane, Odara, Eb, 1/3, The Alleged Ringleader, Apollocreed…

Anyone else that I may have forgot, blame it on my mind and not my heart.  I hope you all have a blessed day where ever you are!

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In just a few hours, I’ll be heading home to DC for the weekend.  A much needed break and a chance to see my family and friends.

Ok, well maybe not ever, but I had a great weekend!

I think this birthday weekend was definitely in my top 5 birthdays!

It started Thursday, when my coworker and boss took me to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory.  Nothing makes me happier than an order of Miso Salmon and some delicious dessert!

Friday morning started off with me having to take my car to the dealership because a couple of weeks ago my CD changer died. (I was so unimpressed!)  So needless to say, I was excited to get my new changer installed just in time for the birthday celebration!  When I got to work, my coworkers surprised me with a Publix cake, cards, balloons and a cookbook!  How nice was that?

After I left work Friday afternoon, the real party started.

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