If you’ve been reading this blog from the beginning you would know that I’m very adamant about remaining abstinent until I get married again. I made the commitment in December 2015 after I separated from my husband, but it was a real struggle for me! He was still my husband so technically I wasn’t doing … More Abstinence Ain’t Easy!
Someone in a group that I’m in asked us the meaning of our names. Mine means “Follower of Christ” and it blows my mind every time I think about it. My mother told me that she made up my name because she liked “Krystal” but there were too many girls named that, so she went … More He Knows Our Names
I don’t know this young lady. I have no connection to her at all, yet I’m in a bathroom stall at my job weeping! In full on tears people! I saw a post on Instagram about what happened to her. I watched a video of this young lady being beaten and the person recording the … More #IAmMySistersKeeper – #ShanquellaRobinson
I started this blog exactly five years ago. At the time I was separated from my then husband and I was thinking that I would be documenting our journey back together and the miracle working power of God! I was believing that God was going to completely transform my ex into this model Managawd (man … More I’m Back!
If you have been following my blog for a while you would know that I love me some Jonathan McReynolds! I love his music because he speaks for my generation (I swear he must have been reading my journals when he wrote Cycles and Comin Out) and I love him as a human being because … More Make Room- Favorite Quotes and Takeaways
It’s the day of my departure and I don’t want to get out of bed because my eyes are swollen and my head hurts. Ray and Aurora planned the most beautiful farewell/engagement surprise dinner last night and I’ve been crying on and off since then. There were about 50 people there including my favorite teacher … More Papillon Papers – Page 15
“Hey, hey, hey! You lovebirds are not married yet so get your asses out that room and meet us on the beach! There’s bake and saltfish in the kitchen if you want some breakfast!”, Aurora says banging on the door. “Huh! What?” I jump up, slightly disoriented. I didn’t even realize I had fallen back … More Papillon Papers – Page 14
Ray kisses me awake the next morning but I keep my eyes closed because I can’t get the memory out of my head and I’m really not in the mood. But this is it. There’s no turning back from this one. “Babe is everything okay? You were really restless last night and at one … More Papillon Papers – Page 13
That night I could not sleep. I kept thinking about all the times Ray hurt me and I kept having flashbacks. One of them was the day after I found out about the baby. Phone call with Aurora: “Oh my God Ro! You would not believe the shit I got myself into today!” “Do I … More Papillon Papers- Page 12
We get back to the house and the guys were hanging out in the backyard drinking beers so Ray stayed out with them but I went inside to meet the girls. I couldn’t contain myself so I walked through the door waving my left hand, shouting like I have no sense! “Hello ladies! Did you … More Papillon Papers- Page 11