Monday, April 10, 2006

My Natural Inspiration

Greetings Friends,

Hi everyone! It feels like I haven't blogged all year. I have been dealing with some incredibly challenging situtations here lately and just haven't had a chance to focus on my hair or my blog. March 2006 is definitely one of the most memorable months of my life so far. Let me explain..
First of all, my birthday was on March 10. Unfortunately, I don't have any great birthday celebration stories to share. I did have dinner with friends and my fam even threw me a small surprise party the next day. However, this birthday is one that I'll never forget.

On my birthday, my grandmother (and natural hair inspiration--she never had a perm, color or straightened her hair!!) suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. Well, initially it was though to be a mini stroke, however after the doctors at the hospital ran several tests it was determined that she was very sick. As it turns out, we spent the next two weeks at the hospital. I took a leave of absence from teaching (not that I'm complaining) and spent everyday with my family. After that the doctors determined that they'd done all that could be done and we decided to bring her home to take care of her there (my mother, aunt and father all are medical professionals). On the eve of her return home, she died peacefully in her sleep (March 25, which also happens to be the 1 year anniversary of my DH's departure for Iraq). I guess I've been a little down and to be honest, I just haven't felt much like dealing with my hair (I spent the month of March with my hair pulled back :-(

However, I decided to do a quick wash and retighten the front and once again ...I'm in love with my sisterlocks. Its like doing my hair just brings me peace or something. Anyway, I don't mean to just ramble I'm just trying to get back in the saddle. I missed you guys!! I must get caught up with reading everyone's blogs and I promise to provide some updates real soon.

Peace and blessings,


Tra said...

You have my deepest sympathies for the loss of your gran. May she rest in total peace.
You have been missed and I check your blog regularly so I do indeed look forward to an update.

My continued prayers for your soldier.

Goodnapps said...

sorry to mess your blog up. I tried to paste in an ecard link but it did not work and I didn't want to cause any frustration. But I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. I send my deepest sympathy.

KDL said...

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate your sympathy and your prayers so much.

God Bless You and Yours,

KDL said...

Messed up my blog? There's no way you could do that. Its just the though that counts, you've inspired me to add my email to my profile so it was a good thing.

Thank you for thinking of me and for your sympathetic thoughts.

Be blessed today,

lashaune said...

I am so sorry for your lost I had you on mind I would check your blogg on the regular and I knew something was going on with you well Glad your back and God will continue to carry you through Welcome back my sisterlock sista!

KDL said...

Thanks for checking on me Lashaune and for your words of encouragement, it really makes such a difference during these difficult times.

Be blessed,

nadrella said...

my sympathy goes out to you and your name is nadra we met the day we had to take that AWFUL praxis that time you were feeling really bad about your hair but i'm so glad to hear your doing better. i'm happy to know your back on the saddle. take your time getting back to classroom God knows, it ain't going NOwhere. take care of yourself and my prayers are with you.

KDL said...


I'm so glad you left a message. Thank you for your kind words and for checking in on me.

Please keep in touch!
(BTW, I passed the test! I made a 171 and we only needed a 141. I really needed some good news and it was right on time.)

Take care,

Leighann said...


Please accept my sincerest condolances about your Grandmother. No words can ever make it feel better. But please know that you are in my thoughts.

KDL said...

Thanks for your kind words and welcome back to the world of blogging. It's good to be back!

Take care,

Charis said...

Sympathies to you and your family in the lost of your grandmother. I pray that you and your family find peace, joy and laughter in your memories of her.

Sister-in-Locks said...

I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you.

Maryee said...

Hey Katika,

Please accept my deepest condolances for the loss of your grandmother. Thanks for sharing with us so that we may share in love and encouragement in your time of grief. I know her love and sweet spirit will live on in the hearts of all who loved her. May you also find peace and encouragement while be a part from your DH. Blessings to you, my sistah!!

KDL said...

Charis, Karen and Maryee,

Thank you so much for your loving words and encouragement. Please keep me in your prayers as you all will remain in mine.

Many blessings,

Creyole's Sisterlock Exodus said...

Kai, my prayers go out to you and your family. I too have not been on line much which explains why I'm late responding.

I know you will miss your grandmother...just stay prayerful. Blessings to you and your family my SDA sister.