Category: Admiration

We are Family

“I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.” -James Penney Even though eight months have passed since the “Great Flood” of Baton Rouge 2016, it is apparent we still have

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Ms.Dee, B and Me

“If you light a lamp for someone it will also brighten your own path.” -Buddhist Proverb When Keith and I got engaged, I was working in the Alumni Relations Office at my Alma Mater, Dillard University. While planning the wedding, Keith searched for our first home, and I searched for a new job for my

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This is Us.

1999 was a big year for me. In May, I graduated from Dillard University with a degree in English. In August, I started Law School at Southern University Law Center. It was at the Law Center that I met the person who would later turn out to be my best friend and life partner. That

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Money

Kids have a tendency to get into things where they have no business. I’ve been known to snoop from time to time myself, but the time I remember most is the day I was sitting in the living room and found a notepad with a list of girls and boys names written in my mom’s

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Blended

When she was only six years old, a little girl named Chelsea Elizabeth Cunningham walked into my apartment (good ole’ Fox Hill) and melted my heart with her sweet little face and soft, Hello. Keith and I had been dating a little while before I met her, even though I knew about her. He made

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The Golden Touch

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” -Clarence Budington Kelland Provider. Protector. Honest. Trustworthy. Strong. Hilarious. God’s servant. Anchor. Listener. Fixer. Friend. Father. Hero. My name is Tara Renee, and I am an unapologetic, full-fledged Daddy’s Girl. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not lost on me

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World’s Greatest

“She stood in the storm, & when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” -Elizabeth Edwards Everyone has a teacher they’ll never forget- that special person, who made an impact on their life in their youth. I know I certainly do, but the teacher who had the greatest impact on my

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