I just wanted to connect with my starz and let y’all know your boy is okay. I know it has been a week since I updated the blogs but on Sunday morning, I lost my best friend, who was like a mother to me. Those who knew our relationship would know that we were VERY close. She support me before people knew I even existed. This woman literally open up her home to me when I needed it. We were a family.
She was EVERYTHING to me. I wanted people to know that even with her illness, My mother worked tireless for her community to the very end. For the last two years of her life, I was her caregiver and it was VERY hard for the both of us. I am peace now knowing that she is no longer in pain or misery. I thank God that he used her to transform my life.
The last few days has been busy with me making final arrangements and dealing with last minute preparations with Pride. She was suppose to be one of the grand marshals for Atlanta Pride Parade this year. When she was in the hospital, she even told the nurses to be prepared to push her gurney in the Parade because of …in her own words as she would say it best “come hell or high water, I will be in that parade”. I used to tell her every year that they needed to make her a grand marshal and this year they did….It hurts me to know that she won’t be there in the flesh.
My mother taught me to live in my truth unapologetically and to be careful of how I treated others and NEVER allow people to disrespect me. She was loved by so many people in this world and I must say that although I am grieving, I feel so proud and humbled by the love shown by the community. My mother lived her truth and served her life purpose. God wanted her home. Her job here was done.
It’s important that we remember to love ourselves, love others and treat people the way we want to be treated. There is no limit to the power of loving.
So often we take life for granted. Every time before you part ways with those you love, make sure you let them know how much they mean to you and tell them that you love them.
I am sure I will be back on the blog full time in the next coming weeks. I want to thank everyone in advance for their condolences. Please her family, friends and love ones in your thoughts and prayers as we get through this difficult time.
This post is dedicated in the memory and legacy of Ms. Cheryl Christina Courtney-Evans
Rise- 07/12/1952- Sunset- 10/02/2016