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April 3 2015 African American Culture Newsletter

Greetings My Dear Friends!

I know it has been a very long time since you have heard from me. Thank you for your patience and continued support and inquiries.

As some of you know, I lost my mother near the end of February. It was unexpected. I was not prepared for this kind of loss. I thought we had at least another thirty years to laugh, love, and for me to glean from her wisdom.

In light of my grief and heartache, I could not bring myself to write. Let alone formulate coherent thoughts or conversation. As Resurrection Sunday began to approach, the more I recalled past seasons and the love and comfort and lessons I received from my mother. It is time to put away my mourning clothes. Though I am still in the throes of grieving; I will celebrate my mother's life, and all she poured into me by living life to the fullest. I will continue to do that which I need to do, and pursue my dreams and passions, and believe God for His continued strength.

Honestly, I am in uncharted territory. I am navigating a new normal. But I have faith. And I know I and my family will get through this.

Thank you for your continued support, prayers, and concerns. Thank you for sticking by me while I navigate my way through this new normal. And I promise you, to give you my best. As you deserve nothing less.

All My Love and Warmest Regards,

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