In May, I spoke about my last trip to court with Timile's parents and our custody/visitation hearing in Virginia.  In the fourth paragraph, I mentioned that Cydney's grandparents had dropped their filing for custody and there were negotiations that had to take place that I was not yet at liberty to talk about.  Well, now... Continue Reading →

Stressed Out

I hate A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Beats, Rhymes, and Life.’   I don’t hate it like most other people do.  It’s not because this album was a departure from what made Tribe’s first three albums classic and ultimately the beginning of the end for them.  I hate it because it reminds me of where I was... Continue Reading →

5/21/12: The Final Court Date

May 21 had been marked off on my mental calendar for almost three months. I always knew I was getting my daughter back so I was never worried about that. After all that I'd been through since between the pregnancy, cancer, and moving around; this chapter could finally close and Timile could rest in peace.... Continue Reading →

April 2011

At this time, Timile was settled into Buffalo. I was adjusting, but I wasn't there just yet. I was making trips to New York every other week to go back and get more of our things. I didn't know anyone in Buffalo and I would look forward to that drive through the mountains headed downstate.... Continue Reading →

Custody

We woke up at 7AM. Cydney woke up singing patty cake. I smiled big because I woke up with my little girl next to me. My mother, Cydney, and I had a quick breakfast at the Waffle House on Mercury Boulevard but I wasn't really hungry. I was going over my gamelan for court. I... Continue Reading →

Reunited

April 3, 2012. Everything was in place, Cydney's room was set up, my mom was recovering from surgery so it was time to go get my girl. We left New York at midnight. My mom and I prayed for a safe travel and things to go smooth. We got to the Hampton Sheriff's department at... Continue Reading →

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