July 2, 2014:
It's been quite some time since I communicated with you. Having been through a life-altering event, I now know all the more, just how important it is to appreciate every breath, every moment of life. Seven months ago, my son and I were in an auto accident. It was a traumatizing experience. We still have on-going challenges today and continue with medical care. I now live with pain all the time. It never goes away; it does not care if I'm tired. It does not care if I have to go to work. It does not care if I'm playing with my children. It does not care if I'm caring for my loved ones. It is pain; it has no reasoning. I now know just how my daughter, my friends, and those whom I serve feel when they have Sickle Cell pain crises that are relentless. It's a pain that makes one feel like losing hope; sometimes like just giving up on everything and everyone. I'm telling you now, you are not alone. We are not alone. We are in this journey together. Life is truly what you make of it. When in pain know that you can feel. When in pain, know that you have life although nit may hurt. when in pain, know that it is not forever. Remember that you are cared for, you are loved, and that you have favor. Believe in your power to say "I can make it today."