a letter to my sons 

Today, Justus, you flipped over on your own from your belly with just three pushes onto your back at 2 1/2 months.  I was in awe because you did so, so quickly.   You’re on your way to making your footprints on Earth.


Sage, today you called my name…..JADA! Can you believe that and you haven’t stopped, at all……saying it……..today.  


We ate spaghetti today, fun to say the least.  Watching you figure how to grasp those noodles was pure delight.  Putting those fine motor skills to work!

These are the milestones that I enjoy, catching me off guard commanding my undivided attention because I know something amazing is about to happen.  I stare at you two longingly and in wonderment of what you could possibly be thinking or conjuring up what the next move will be.  

I never want you to lose that inquisitiveness, curiosity, “boy”ish charm that makes you YOU! We are in the first week of a new year and I anticipate all of the things that you two will teach me and show me.  

I promise to be there every step of the way.  

Live life to its fullest potential.  

Take all the risks you can.

Be a carefree black child and show the world what it means to be blessed.  

Be each other’s keeper.

Be better than your father and I.  

Be great, understanding, loving, empathetic and righteous. 

Am I my brothers keeper?! 

Remember that! At the end of the day it’s you two against the world and you need a partner to weather through this maze called life.  

Hold his hand Sage.  

It’s okay! 

Lead the way and Justus will defend your back in return.  

I enjoyed you two today, yesterday, Monday, last week….

I can’t wait to see you tomorrow! 

Love, 

Mama 

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