For over 20 days now the New York police have been looking for 14 year old Avonte Oquendo, a mute autistic child who ran out of his school and hasn't been seen since. I can't even imagine the pain that his mother and father are going through, not being able to find your child, not knowing if they are hungry,cold or hurt. I work in the city and every day I get on the train and I walk past Avonte's picture with his large expressive eyes. Missing...............I look around like he might be somewhere in the vicinity, all I see are the majority of people on their phones with blank stares listening to music or texting. How can you help if your not paying attention? On the national center for missing and exploited children the most recent comprehensive national study for the number of missing children estimated in 1999, approximately 800,000,children younger that 18 were reported missing every year. Some are runaways, some have been kidnapped by relatives or strangers and some like Avonte are simply missing. It is our job as a society to make sure our children are safe so I'm asking everyone to take some time off from their phones, look around, be active in life for real not just on the screen. I pray that Avonte is found safe, I hope all of our children are safe.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I am sitting in the salon, MEKO NY getting my fro done as I write this blog. What a wonderful thing! Now this is something I would never say when I was on the creamy crack.....I mean when I had a perm! When you HAVE to go to the salon no matter how fab it is .....sometimes the thrill is just gone! I have been to more salons and have let more people perm cut wash dry and color my hair than I can count It is a wonder I have any hair on my head lol! But we have all been there and some still are I still love you my perm sisters! However now that I have been through the program I will never go back! Now natural hair is a lot of work but it is good work You have more style choices than you can imagine and I love the feel of my natural curls Yes sisters we all have curls under there I get more compliments and have more hair conversation with sisters than I ever did back on the perm Remember that feeling when you were little and your mother would let your hair out after she straightened it but before she braided it lol! You ran around because your hair was out and you felt free! My natural hair lets me feel free everyday So as I settle under the dryer on a low setting letting my chemical free henna do its work it is a lovely afternoon Meko is taking good care of me! I won't be back for a few months until she has to touch me up again which makes this a special being pampered occasion. So sisters stop hesitating and come and join me I have this wonderful Pooka hair butter and nectar that you can use as part of your regimen!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Morning Pooka Family! As we embark upon the new season let us not forget the blessing we receive everyday..waking up! God in his magnificent wisdom woke us up one more day to experience the joy of family, friends and the earth. This is the time of year when we get very busy and caught up in planning and preparing for the holidays. My counsel for you today is to remember that today is a gift. I hope you appreciate the gift God has given you today. I know I am!!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Well family I'm back! After living in isolation in North Carolina, (Ok its really not isolation if other people live with you, especially if they're your kids.) But we are back with a new appreciation of life and everything it has to offer. I'm seeing familiar people and places with new eyes, (If I don't remember your name its the new eyes!) I definitely missed all of my family and friends, its been an interesting journey these last couple of years. I've learned a lot about myself and my kids. ( I may have learned too much about them!)