The year of 2014 was one of the worst years of my 46 years of living on this earth.
I had to process the passing of family members and a friend while dealing with health and financial challenges, grieving the death of my paternal grandmother and betrayal of family and friends at a time when I really needed them the most.
|My Beautiful Mom|
I had to close the coffin of the WOMAN, who carried me for nine months and loved my brother and me more than life itself until the very day she took her last breath on August 29th at the age of 65 as a result of complications from breast cancer. She was not just my Mom but also my sister (since I have no biological sisters) and best friend. She was the last person that I trusted and knew had my back no matter what.
Almost three weeks after my Mom's passing, I learned that one of my best friends from college, Monique Drew-Woodley had transitioned after a long battle with breast cancer too. She leaves behind a husband and four children.
During this same time, I also had to bury several relationships with extended family members and childhood friends that were no longer healthy to maintain.
Yes, I had my Biblical Job moment.
Consequently, the pain and stress that I feel right now in my soul is so devastating that, if I did not KNOW that G-d has a purpose for me to fulfill, would take my mind and eventually my life.