My Mother, Brothers and Sisters – For
too long did I allow the pain of my past to keep me from loving who God
created me to be. I am sorry for never realizing how much it hurt you
when I stayed away and didn’t call. Because I have been restored to
wholeness, I have come to love and celebrate my uniqueness. The ‘real
me’ isn’t so bad after all. You are a big part of the ‘real me’ and I
have discovered that I do have wonderful brothers and sisters who are
funny and full of life and an extraordinary gem for a mother.
Professor Soyini Richards – You have been a faithful comrade and dear friend. We have shared so many hardships, laughter and tears. Remember the hot days on the old Georgia road? How about the bread and coffee place? Those were some dark and gloomy days, but as we journeyed through our wilderness experience together, we were like two little girls looking through the eyes of faith; laughing, confessing and speaking to the “nothings” in our lives. Thank you for always seeing the best in me and never letting me forget that God had a bright future and an expected end for me. Well, it’s so bright now, girl, I think we need our sunglasses.
My Sisters and Brothers in the Lord – Ruthven & Jackie Mereigh, Stacey-Ann Wakefield, Vivian Lavergne, Sheila Innis, Gina Barcourt, Tarsha Swindell, Pastor Raymond John, and Sean Phekoo. Thank you for believing in me during the roughest and toughest times of my Christian journey. Your friendship, genuine prayers, and love over the years will always be treasured in my heart.