Sunday, April 07, 2013
It's been a little while, but know this, you are never far from my thoughts.
Got a new job on Friday! YES Lord! I prayed for it, i actively sought it and it became mine, just like that. God is good and so wonderful! I thank him for this blessing and the many more he has waiting for me.
This Sunday is especially good, because i got see my son on Friday, hug him, kiss him, share laughs with him, love him with all i had. I truly miss my children being around me day to day, i do, so any connection with them is a blessing.
My new love is coming to visit next week. I am so excited an i will just leave it at that. A writers imagination is so great I've already written so many stories in my head. But God is the head of me and my life, so i trust and believe.
This is going to be a good week. One of many blessings. One that I've been waiting for. Hoping all of you are fine, that you are reaching your goals, that your life is full of beautiful blessings that you never even seen coming...i wish and pray for you all of this. Sorry that blogging has become a past time for many but thankful that blogging has given me you and you me ...so very thankful for this amazing discovery. Love you much. I'm at peace. Wishing you a wonderful week, an always a amazing life!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I know it's been a minute. But you are always on my mind and in my heart. I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter, a wonderful upcoming week and Spring. Love you all so very much and miss you too! Getting ready for tomorrow, prepping the cooking thing and just enjoying some free time to think and plan. Hope all is well with my blogfam, always in my heart.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Didn't see it coming...not at all
But just when you stop looking, you realize someone is looking at you, sizing you up, ready to make the move...then BAM!
My heart was open, wanting and needing this type of connection, so i blame me, but i also thank God!
More to come fam, but right now, Miz is in HEAVEN...and living the life i was meant to live. Sorry for the delays in posting...as you know, love takes time...precious time :)
Hope all is well with you.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Yep that's me. Miz Fierce! I was in a track meet. Running hurdles. Determined to win this race, although i can honestly say i never won one. But that didn't stop me from trying. My classmate sent me this and it was a welcome reminder of my determination, my willingness to not let go. To still seek victory, no matter the costs. I was brave, courageous, loyal, determined and fierce! And today it is a welcome reminder to who i am and will forever be. Go on Girl! Do your thing! Aim high and never give up! That's what being FIERCE is all about!
ps. Look at my face, do it look like i would lose...lol, NO! Did it look like i would give up? NO! Sometimes winning is not the only objective or prize...but it's always getting to the finish line, and i did that!
Have a great weekend FAM! Keep winning!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Before Joe Clark, there was Quentin P. Smith. PERIOD.
Quentin P. Smith was my Principal at West Side High School in Gary Indiana, and let me tell you he didn't take no mess from anyone. He handled things diplomatically at best, but when it came to brute force he would get down in dirty with anyone. He commanded respect and discipline in that school without the need for weapons or armed guards...and he got it. Me and my classmates have many memories of this man, more stories to share, but what i want you to remember most about him is his compassion for learning, structure and for the kids he groomed at West Side High School.
I want to say rest in peace to a great man that i have had the pleasure to know and i thank him with all my heart for showing our generation the way.
Please read article below:
GARY | Quentin Smith, one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, died Tuesday at the age of 94.
Smith was a member of the legendary black World War II air corps that rarely lost a plane while escorting and protecting bombers as they flew missions over war-torn Europe.
Smith returned to the region and served as the first principal of West Side High School in Gary and on the Gary City Council. Smith also created the Gary Emerson High School for Visual and Performing Arts.
The city and the region are better off because of Smith, said Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.
"He was destined to lead, and it does speak volumes to how the Tuskegee Airmen were trained to lead. We were very fortunate to have him in this community," she said.
Freeman-Wilson recalled talking to Smith last year when she presented him a replacement Congressional Gold Medal.
"He was larger than life. The time I spent with him that day was a highlight, just listening to him. That is something I will always treasure," she said.
Smith was born in Texas, but at an early age he moved with his family to Northwest Indiana. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1940 with a degree in social studies education. After teaching for two years at Roosevelt High School in Gary, and following the outbreak of World War II, Smith joined the war effort.
While most of his colleagues yearned to fly, Smith had to be talked into signing up. In the 1940s, all military planes were assigned to white pilots, so Smith flew "primary" planes, or service aircraft, and served as a flight instructor for "primaries" at Tuskegee Institute. Later, because he was too big for a fighter plane, he became a bomber pilot. It was difficult at first to assemble a full crew, though, as black pilots were not allowed to command white crews.
After spending time at Fort Knox, 1st Lt. Smith was transferred to Freeman Field at Seymour, Ind., where he made military history. Smith and 100 other black officers were arrested for defying orders not to enter the base’s officers club. The Army sent the officers to Fort Leavenworth, but that Kansas base was not prepared to handle so many African-American detainees, so they were sent back to Freeman Field.
Thurgood Marshall, an NAACP attorney who would go on to become the first black Supreme Court justice, won the release of Smith and his fellow officers.
Two years later, President Harry Truman integrated the military but it would take more than 50 years for the Freeman Field officers’ service records to be cleared.
After Smith's military flight career, he returned to teaching and served as a guidance counselor and school principal. He earned a master’s degree in English and became director of secondary education for the Gary Community School Corp. Smith was a member of the Tuskegee Airman 477th Composite Group. He received the Congressional Gold Medal. He was a member of the Chicago chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Organization of Black Pilots and sat on several aviation and education boards.