So, yesterday was a big day for us…it was our annual women’s empowerment conference – EMPOWER MAMA. Though this year was far more of a “rush job” than prior years, I was committed to making #EM2016 come to fruition…so, I did. Unfortunately, the decreased preparation and planning time resulted in decreased attendance…pretty much every event hosts nightmare. Smh. BUT (yes, there’s a but…a big but…actually, a couple of big butts! lol) the phenomenal women that showed up in support of me and my mission actually made it come together more magnificently than it ever had before! Imagine that! So yeah, I was initially feeling worrisome and disappointed over how it would “turn out”, but it “turns out” that it “turned out” just the way it was suppose to!
A special, heartfelt thank you goes out to these ladies (and one special lil gentleman):
Monica…Thank you for being my ride or die sisSTAR! You made sure I got there on time (you know we don’t do “on time” very well so, that was MAJOR! lol), you were on your camera woman duties 100%, and just all around so very helpful…my right hand! I appreciate you!
Erica…When I tell you YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB hosting…yesssss hunni! lol. You did that EP…thank you! And I am beyond proud of you and your baby BrooklynWhipps! I took a shower with that exfolliating soap last night and guurrrl! I was in there like YAAASSSSS! lol! You rock sisSTAR!
Dhylles…Your are an AMAZING life coach, and we were beyond lucky to have you as our keynote. I see amazing things ahead for you Queen! You TOTALLY impacted our lives yesterday…how amazing is that?! Thank you for your invaluable contribution to our event!
Lakesha…OMG, I almost cried when you read that excerpt from your book! You are a phenomenal woman, and you have done nothing but inspire and encourage me from the day we met and became fast friends! Love you boo! #MyKesh #ADiamondInTheRough
ShaChena…I respect your business acumen, and appreciate you for being someone that I can call on. You showed up and you held me down…bad foot and all…THANK YOU!
Jackie…my Jackie…you were so “Jackie O is in the building!”lol! And I absolutely loved it! That jacket hunni…yaassss! lol. Seriously though, you have an air of elegance, class, and confidence around you that’s decided and palpable…I dig it! Keep #QUEENIN! Thank you for your support, and invaluable contribution to #EmpowerMama2016!
Ynika…thank you for always being someone I can depend on! You are so giving, and a woman of your word…I will ALWAYS love you for that! (I think Monica jacked me for all the donuts and cookies though so, you gon need to see her about that! lmao) Love you sisSTAR!
Diamond…our lil song bird…with your beautiful voice and smile…thank you for blessing us with a glimpse into the talent that lies within you! I wish you great success baby gurl!
Jah, Joseph, Kayla, and Nani…The youth was in the building! #Ayyeee lol! I love you all! Thank you for being such great assistants and little camera people! lol. Young people like you give me hope for your generation…and pride in mine! #RaisedRight #TheHandThatRocksTheCradleRulesTheWorld