Today, were she still alive, my mother would be 95. She passed away five years ago. I still miss her. Erma Lee Rhodes, my mother, was a quiet woman, but never make the mistake of crossing her. She was born in Shreveport, LA. she used to tell us, “Don’t mess with a Lousiana woman because … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Momma!
Month: March 2020
A Future You Can Believe In
When your self-esteem begins to rise, you realize you have options. Suddenly, your future is no longer bleak and depressing. It is exciting and filled with new opportunities and experiences. Rather than dreading the future, you begin anticipating it. So, what is next? How do you get from where you are today to that bright, … Continue reading A Future You Can Believe In
Death by Any Other Name
It was a year and just about two months ago that I lost my husband to cancer, and now death is stalking me again. Today I lost my nephew to this horrible virus. I know the pain my brother is going through. In January of 1989, I lost my son to a car accident. When … Continue reading Death by Any Other Name
by La Wanna Parker Today I feel like a little light hardiness, so I am sharing a fun poem I wrote. I hope you enjoy the read. Your comments are always welcome, and so is sharing. Enjoy! The excitement in our voices Sitting and waiting A day long-awaited We listen to instructions Some of the … Continue reading Fantasy
Fear: The #1 Thing Standing In Your Way Of True Happiness
“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” Dorothy Thompson Imagine this: you are sitting on the beach watching the sunset as waves lap the sand as you bask in the glow. A book lies in your lap as you lose yourself in the thought of how wonderful you feel at … Continue reading Fear: The #1 Thing Standing In Your Way Of True Happiness
The last two posts were a little long and heavy. We have enough seriousness going on today, so I thought I would share a short story of Charlie. It’s more informational and serves no purpose. I hope you enjoy it. lw I called him Charlie. There was no particular meaning behind the name other than … Continue reading Charlie
Why Gratitude is so Important!
Alice was on her way home after an exhausting day of running errands with her children. To say she was hot and tired would be an understatement. It was a day filled with one chaos after another, and all she could think of was to grab food from the closet fast-food diner. Suddenly traffic came … Continue reading Why Gratitude is so Important!
Hello, everyone! It is good to be back! I am La Wanna Parker, and this is my first post on my new blog. This first blog is to give you some insight into me. I stopped writing when my husband's cancer returned after an eleven-year reprieve. I am thankful for those eleven years with him. … Continue reading Re-Introducing Me