I hope you all had the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving with ones you love, your bellies & hearts are full. Today I want to take a break from talking about makeup & my usual mess to do a few things. I want to tell you all what I am thankful for, this post is later then I intended it to be, but its never to late to tell someone your thankful for them is it?
First I want to thank you Kinks for your constant support & giving me the motivation to continue to write this page. I haven’t been writing Kinky Curly Me for very long but I’ve gotten more gratification from it than I could ever express in words. When I was younger I always said I would be a writer maybe this is a step in the right direction. My mom pushed me into writing but since my first published post KCM has been all for me. I hope you continue to enjoy what I put out & that my passion for this never goes away.
Today I also want to talk about how grateful I am for my friends, family and all the people who stand in my corner. I am now in place where I can say I am happy. Happy with the people I have let into my heart & into my life. Each day I am reminded of how lucky I am to have such a strong foundation to stand on. I spent a good portion of my life confused & trying to find myself, lately I feel like I am finding my voice.
To my friends thank you for all the help you've each offered me in your own way. I have been blessed to find women that inspire me & still get to call them my friends.
Take my good friend Lisa, we met when my life was up in flames, but now she’s one of my biggest confidants. If I need advice, someone to vent to or just a laugh she’s never turned me away. Since the very beginning she showed me I could count on her. She’s pretty amazing & I’m not sure she sees it. She’s smart, funny, hot with a capital H & has a heart of gold. I haven’t had many female friends in my lifetime but I would call her one any day. So today I am thankful to have collided with her when both our worlds were crumbling.
Another one of my friends I want to mention is my girl Ashley! What can I say about her? She’s a mess but in the best ways possible. If you're looking to cause a ruckus, key your ex’s car or run a drive by she’s the person you want to call. I have seen so much strength & growth from her in the time we spent developing our friendship that it amazes me to remember how young she is. We've spent nights partying it up & days crying like fools over the men who lost us. Some people come into your life & you just don’t remember a time when they weren't there. I can say shes left foot prints all over the person I've become and I am thankful for that everyday. I love you girl.
Then there is my family… These are the people who have put me through hell but have loved me when I had no Idea how to love myself. My siblings drive me insane but if one lies we all lie cheat & steal for each other. I have been blessed with two brothers and a sister. We are four completely different personalities, some days I question coming from the same parents. I’ve never had my head on straight but I’ve tried to be a good role model for them. I am thankful that my parents gave me friends I never wanted but needed.
Speaking of parents I have two amazing parents that have loved me in all my forms. They have loved me at the points in my life I thought I was unlovable. Forgiven my mistakes & have looked past the awkward teenage years that caused a head full of grays. I know they aren't perfect but who is? I thank God everyday for a father who has held my hand when I was a little girl & let me cry my eyes out on his shoulder because I’ll always be his little girl. Then there's my mother who had the strength to take care of me on her own for the first few years of my life. She has always given me all she could. My mother has watched me trip & make a mess of my life but never turned me away when I ask for help getting back up.
Finally the man I have fallen head over heels for, Thomas, I am so thankful to have someone like him in my life. He’s not easy to deal with but he looks at me like I am the most beautiful woman alive. We fall on the complete opposite sides of the spectrum but somehow we just fit. I have never met a man so kind, giving, honest & head strong well except my papa. I am thankful to have found my other half. Someone who believes in me, inspires me & gives me his best every day. In the last year he has helped me find love & my faith.
What are you thankful for Kinks? I wish you all the best & Happy Holidays.