WCW means “Woman Crush Wednesday.” It is a widely used as a hashtag on social media to tag pictures and post of women people attractive or that they admire. It is a form of informal award or a simple way of posting your admiration for a lady. The use of the hashtag #WCW started on Twitter before spreading to other social media networks such as Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.
I don’t believe I give myself enough credit for me and my life. My accomplishments, my triumphs, my spirit, my attitude, my progress, my warrior spirit, heck even my sanity. And some days just out of saying sake I may put up a picture with the hash tag #WCW, but today I really though of all the reasons without a picture that I am MY OWN #WCW.
I am single – always have been so every accomplishment I have single handed push forward.
I was born with Sickle Disease – a mare life sentence to a slow painful death
I was told I would never graduate High School or go to college, that I had ruin my life….. because I got pregnant ( May 1990)
The first time I left the state NY where I lived and move to VA – I was told – ‘You’ll be back” October 2000
I was told No when I first applied for a loan to buy a house
I was told NO to my first choice of Grad-School – was told by the graduate program admission counselor “I was an Admin Assistant and that’s what I will always be” 2010
I was in a coma – It was said I would die, and if I didn’t die I never walk, read, write or talk again September 2014
I have brain damage
I lost my house
I lost my Job
I lost my insurance
I lost most of my 401K
May 6, 2016 – I walked 5K Color Run
I lost a fully paid for timeshare
Now here is where I became MY OWN WOMAN CRUSH WEDNESDAY.… I am still here, I am still fighting, I Graduated High School in the top percentile out of 350 students I ranked 15 (disappointed I had 14 students who beat me LOL. Never took the SATs but got accepted into the 3rd largest college in NY. Graduated with a 4.0 GPA , and was chosen as the highest GPA the carry the banner for my graduating class – (Master in Education). I was a home owner before I was 35. If you are reading this – means I wrote it, if you view my travel after 2014 (I think I have done 2 so far Cuba Cruise and I wrote the Birthday Blog – that too was a cruise. Went to Mexico for a week alone 7 days .. will write about that experience soon. I am a substitute Teacher, I have full insurance. I have another timeshare. And though life has had it’s struggles and it’s No’s, I never gave up. In fact I had a conversation with my case manager last week and even though she has never met me she said “I speak to a lot of people and a lot of them just give up, its nice that you are still fighting” I replied – “giving up in NOT an option. She is not the first person, not to toot my horn but for the sake of my blog.. I get so many strangers who just tell me my personality is so positive and I am always smiling. I walked into a store and the sales guy told me there is a glow in me, I might not see it but it radiates through me. After Surgery, when the kitchen staff came with my breakfast – she stopped looked at me and smiled, I asked what’s wrong she said you seem to have a halo over you. HUH what? .. umm she just said something about your smiling right after a major surgery. She came back 4 hours later just to talk with me about her thoughts on changing her career to being a teacher. WOW!! WCW.. I am still not living in NY. I just don’t give myself daily credit as people do. NOTE to Self – You Go Girl keep that black-magic flow going. Glorify your life accomplishments (if they feel like you’re bragging – SO WHAT! they don’t know the oil in your alabaster box. You weren’t there the night Jesus found me You did not feel what I felt When He wrapped his loving arms around me and
You don’t know the cost of the oil Oh, you don’t know the cost of my praise You don’t know the cost of the oil
In my alabaster box _- thank you CeCe Winans.
Next month well be 5 year anniversary of my coma .. I will continue with LIFE AFTER A COMA series.
The bible tells us in Romans 8:28 ” And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. “
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Jeremiah 17:14 “Heal me, O Lord and I shall be healed, save me, and I shall be saved For thou art my praise.”
Isiah 54:17 ” No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.
Psalms 138:8 The lord will perfect that which concernth me, thy mercy O Lord endureth forever, forsake not the works of thine own hands.”