I remember being barren for the first 4 years of my marriage. It was a difficult time. My side of the family is small but I married into a huge, supportive and loving tribe. And Lord were my prayers answered! I mean like literally almost everyone had 3 – 6 children each. Just a kabillion of them LOL!

I can laugh and smile now. As a single woman; I remember praying that my future husband would have a big family. But I had completely forgotten about that prayer request to be honest. Actually I was so deeply in love at that time – it didn’t matter if my now husband of over 21 years, was an only child…

I can laugh and smile now.

I can laugh and smile now.

But it ABSOLUTELY sucked when we began to try to have children. And false pregnancy test after false pregnancy test after false pregnancy test…my GOD. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME????

It never dawned on me that it could be my husband, right? And it wasn’t.

But why as women are we automatically conditioned to absorb blame in a subconscious effort to cushion the fall of others?

No matter the matter?

I digress.

And instead – I testify.

If you’re new here – welcome. Here’s the abbreviated version.

Kayla was born 6 weeks early. 5 lbs 8oz.

Kevin Jr. was full term. 10 lbs. 6oz.

Kyle never got to see the light of day and is the inspiration behind the song I wrote entitled It Hurt Too Bad (Not To Be For My Good).

Not sure why the Lord would have me share this again nor why would he want me to share it at this moment.

But be encouraged. No matter what you have been believing God for.

After my last at home pregnancy test read negative I gave up. But my Dr. asked if she could do a blood test. Needless to say I was already almost 6 weeks pregnant with Kayla.

Sometimes under the guise of your life’s false negatives, closed doors and rejection – your positive results are just being better prepared to be revealed.

Because of Him,

e

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Happy Mother’s Day! I love you Mommy! Thank you for your incredible support of every facet of who I am, strive to be and never want to be again!


WHEN MOTHER’S DAY ISN’T SO HAPPY

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LiMarie Lewis aka POETIKMIND on her 10th Wedding Anniversary Vow Renewal 2015


              POETIKMIND SHINES


Beautiful inside and out, Plus Size Model, blogger, vlogger and spoken word artist LiMarie Lewis, is living her life like its golden…even on rainy days. 

We met on my birthday, April 14, 2006. I had just gotten off stage singing lead and background vocals on a song called I Love You Jesus for The Ambassador’s live taping!!  

 

It was a fun, family affair (he’s my cousin by marriage) and packed with tons of super talented artists & familiar faces in the Holy Hip Hop community!

At the end of a long night of great live music, Poetik and her incredibly supportive and talented husband Ant approached me. She introduced herself and Ant and then asked if we could take a picture together.  

 

 She began to speak words of life over me and encourage me as though her life depended on it! She then told me about their music ministry.  When I learned about their working together as husband and wife, I couldn’t wait for a chance to hear them rock live!! They never disappointed!! Her poetry and his rapping together just worked. They just work.  

 Love those two. 

Having just recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary, Mother’s Day has come and gone…again. As stunning as she is, it’s not unusual for her to deal with shade and hateration
  
Mean looks and unfortunately catty comments from other models at photo shoots come from those wishing they were in her shoes. We must be very careful about coveting and being envious of people. You don’t know what they did to get what (or who) they got and what they’re doing behind closed doors to keep it! We must also refrain from judging books by their covers. Poetik is one of the coolest, humble and kindest sistahs I know. A diamond like no other. 

As a matter of fact, those who glare at my gorgeous friend Poetik, wishing they were in her shoes, would never know that behind her flawless smile is a woman who’s brain tumor challenges have impeded her fertility. Yes…another Mother’s Day has come and gone and POETIKMIND STILL SHINES. She shares more about that in her transparent piece, A Raw Moment. 

I love my Sista Poetik. Though we’ve been friends since 2006, my moving from the east coast actually brought us closer. We took for granted being able to see each other at anytime and now appreciate each other even more! In an effort to not lose touch, it’s safe to say our texting is outta control LOL! She’s a well rounded Queen with layers of life and incredible potential within the scope of her being. I can’t wait to see what God will do in her life next! Its an honor to shine a spotlight on her because she is one of the most supportive people in my life. 

Help me celebrate this Sista who shines…even on rainy days! 

Please check her blog out too!



Love yall,

e



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