Thursday, July 26, 2012

I Got Dressed


Hello divamoms & divas,

I hope that you are excited I’m returning to blogging. I know I am. I want to thank my blogging sister Inez at Style Chic 360 and Rocquelle over at Consider Me Lovely for supporting me and allowing me to bounce ideas off them as I prepare to make a comeback and revise my blog site.

If you haven’t read from my Tweets or Instagram, my Grandmother passed away on the 7th! It has really been difficult because she was the BEST! Not perfect but my Granny and I truly respected and adored her. She was 94 and battled Alzheimer disease. I wrote about it here and here . Please keep me in your prayers.

I did something that I know made her proud as she looks down from heaven on me. I got dressed and went to the grocery store. Yeah, I’ve been looking kinda rough most days. I’m sure everyone understood my blah mood but my mom and Aunt reminded me that my Granny would encourage you to dust yourself off, put on your best garments (and y’all know back then it was the Sunday’s best) and go give the people who wondered if you were faring well a great people watching show.

There are so many lessons she taught me during my visits with her. She’s missed tremendously. What is one memorable lesson your Grandmother taught you?

Earrings: Bealls Outlet
Sunnies & bangles: Thrifted at Goodwill
Tank: Old Navy
Maxi Skirt: Marshalls
Wedges: Charlotte Russe
Note to you: Please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer Association. I pray someday we find a cure. My new challenge is to help other families as they care for a loved one dealing with this dreadful disease.

P. S. Thank you for sticking with me!!

~dIvAmOm~

21 comments:

Consider Me Lovely said...

You look beautiful in that red!!

One of the most valuable lessons my granny taught me was that I was beautiful, which was very important for dark skinned girl who got teased at school and had low self-esteem.

gen321 said...

My grandmother taught me so many valuable life lessons. 1) if you can't afford gas, you can't afford a car * this one just makes me laugh so hard, but its kinda true* 2) A good education, will be the door to a good life. When many of her high school classmates were planning to be homemakers or go to beauty school, her plan was a college degree. I miss her more than words can say.

Marie Young said...

My condolences! My grandmother passed away when I was 10, so I did not get that much time with her that I can actually remember. She was a wonderful woman and her main lesson me was "STOP MEDDLING!!!" Yes, I was nosey. Hey, at 10 there are only so many lessons to learn!!! LOL I miss her dearly though....

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Style4Curves said...

Cute look and your hair is growing!
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missfoodiefash said...

Glad to have you back blogging. I can relate to your post, because my grandmother and I were really best friends. That was my roll dog, my back and my front. I loved her more than anything and anyone. I continue to pray for you and you look great in this post.

YoyosFashions said...

very cute love those shoes!!

Kerissa said...

Thanks Rocquelle! I know the feeling. When I became pregnant my Granny gave me the speech I needed to hold my head high, make the best of it and never make the same mistake twice. Find a husband or keep my legs close were the options I had!! Lesson learned.

Kerissa said...

Times are hard so affording both is a bit difficult. Not kidding! I'm still trying to believe in a good education opening a door to a good life because educators are at teh bottom of the pay pool :( Good lessons!

Kerissa said...

Thanks. Ohh that's a good one. Meddling was a no no. My Granny would make us go outside and play, lolol. No-one was nosier than me. i got in trouble in preschool for trying to be in the teachers' conversation when I was suppose to be asleep. Funny thing is I became a teacher. Now our Grandmothers are talking about us in heaven and how nosy we still are.

Kerissa said...

Thanks. Paid $10 for them. Checking our your blog. Don't forget to check out the #BLMLGirls page on Facebook and Twitter.

Kerissa said...

Thank you missfoodiefash. I'm trying. It helps to write. I figure since I'm doing a lot of writing on Twitter I need/can put a post together. Looking forward to checking out your blog more and the others. You are holding down the BLMchats. Thanks!

Kerissa said...

It is and believe it or not after 7 months I noticed. It just didn't seem to be making any progress. I have major shrinkage which I love at this stage because it hides the awkward fro shape. I've been thinking about getting a tapered cut.

Anonymous said...

Great post hon. Yes she would want you to continue and live a full and fabulous life as she did. Love ya! "Q"

Anonymous said...

Love love the blog!!! Should check you out more often! Sharanda

Anonymous said...

Sunshine , high five, Mom passed away on the 7th, home going on the 14th. Keep up the good work. :) Your Mom

Kerissa said...

Hi I told KT that. I made the correction. He was reading the obituary. I miss her so much. Glad I have you as a mommie to keep her alive in my life. Love ya!

YoyosFashions said...

Thanks for checking me out!! You are a joy!! Yes I did wasn't sure how to join. I will go on again today. Thanks again!! Yes I am a polish junkie I never know the color name just pick a loud color at the nail shop. Lol

Anonymous said...

Im sure Granny is proud of you cousin! Love Crystal Lee!

Blue said...

One of the biggest lessons Nanny taught me (inadvertently) was to be slow to anger and quick to forgive. I never understood how she could continually be kind to people who she knew had done her wrong. But her response was that just because they're the way they are (petty, jealous, gossip-mongers, etc.), doesn't mean that I had to be that way too. It's often the people who hurt you the worst that need your love the most. As a result, an entire town came out to her funeral and I never heard an ill word spoken about my she-ro. I will carry that with me always.

Anonymous said...

I've learned so much from my Granny. I try to spend as much time with her as I can. Sundays are special days, first church then sunday dinner and lifetime movies with my grandma. I sit at her feet and soak in all of her wisdom. :) One of the most important things she taught me is that common sense will carry you far in life. It's a blessing to have common sense and booksmarts. She taught me to hold my head high and never let anyone make me feel inferior. She also taught me to put my hope and confidence in God. Consider it done! I'm happy to make a donation in honor of your Granny. My beloved g-pops had alzheimers as well, we need to keep working until we find a cure. I'll keep you lifted in prayer. Hugs! Always Melody Frederick

Inez said...

Granny is surely smiling down on this beautiful outfit! She is resting with our Father, He has her in the palm of her hand. <3

You'll get through it Sis! I'm glad to assist anytime!

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