Saturday, November 16, 2013
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 4:54 PM
Thursday, July 4, 2013
A few days after my last post, on June 4 I was admitted to the hospital with multiple pulmonary embolisms in my right lung. I am so grateful to the Lord on today for life, health and strength. I am still taking blood thinners and am following up closely with my doctors each week to have my blood drawn to see if I am still clotting. (PT-INR) I was discharged on June 10 and was able to learn so much during my stay about my spirit, mind, and body. I stayed in the Bible, listened to messages, a lot of them were preached by T.D. Jakes, and continuously prayed and worshipped God. Again I am so grateful to be alive. The signs were very, very subtle and it was nothing or no one but the leading of the Holy Spirit that has allowed me to graciously be here today. Thank God it was not my time. Thank God for His Grace and protection.
As for Sisterlocks, July 2, 2013 made three years that I have been on this journey with my 2nd set.
So today while you celebrate with your loved ones and families, please enjoy life, freedom and the privilege to have a relationship with your Savior and Creator. Please take the time to smell the roses, embrace your children, and stroke your husband's ego. If single, be grateful that God trusts you to FOCUS on Him even more. If married make the most of your happiness and the gift of love, God has given you. If you are in limbo, enjoy the ride, but hold tightly to the Lord's hand, trusting that He has your best interest at heart. His will is that we are GRATEFUL...REMAIN FAITHFUL, (even when you can't see your way), and most of all DON'T COMPLAIN. Tell God all about it! ;) (Thanks DL)
|just washed, pic taken 6-22-13|
|taken July 2, 2013|
|7-2-13 Three years, two days Sisterlocked!|
I am so happy to be alive!
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 11:44 AM
Saturday, June 1, 2013
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Saturday, April 13, 2013
We had SO MUCH fun at the aquarium a little over a week ago. You can see each of our Sisterlocks progress thus far. I thought that I would share. :) LOCK ON!
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 2:28 PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
|This picture was taken after church this past Sunday, March 24th, 2013. As you can see, she is sooo happy to come home to Sisterlocks.|
|with laughter..as always|
|Oh My... you can't tell her nothing... Can we say that this only helped build this already confident girl even more.|
|Our consultant Ms. Donna, did an excellent job! Her parts are impeccable!!!|
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 7:34 PM
Saturday, March 23, 2013
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Sunday, March 10, 2013
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
|This past summer my sister-in-law let's just call her, Indigo locks Sisterlocks were born.|
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 10:46 PM
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Happy New Year!!!
It has been a blessed year. So much has happened and so much has changed! Thankfully it all has been for the better. As for my Sisterlocks... I am still loving them! I tried to post a slideshow of this past year but I have had some technical difficulties. So instead I will post a few pics.
|So I started to really enjoy this chocolate brown color that I dyed my hair! This was taken around late May 2012.|
|This was taken in June 2012. I wore my hair in different upstyles.|
|You can finally see the color. It was and still is super soft, healthy and a lot of fun!|
|Then I decided to highlight it!!! Yeah I know I'm feeling a little bold!|
|This was about the middle of June! Ok honestly, I loved the highlights! Then...|
|Then a FEW weeks later, with help of the HOT summer sun the highlights got lighter and did NOT look as blended as before!!! mmm...|
|So by August 21, 2012 this was what I had...!!! It HAD to G-O!!! I am very uncomfortable with this bold color on me!!!|
Happy New Year to all!!! Continue to trust God with all of your hearts!!! We are so grateful that our 11 year old daughter does not have any tumors in her brain. The inflammation that was seen was from an infection that she had in her cerebrospinal fluid!!! She is completely healed Praise God!!! We are grateful to the Lord that my husband's recent injury was not any worse. We are so grateful for even unanswered prayers, because we believe that all things work together for the good, for those who love the Lord and for those who are called according to His purpose~ Romans 8:28. We are so grateful as we embark upon this new year that we have fought the good fight, we have finished the race in 2012 and we kept the faith~ 2 Timothy 4:7. Much love to you all! We are so much more than just our hair. Stay with God and lock on and on!
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 1:58 AM
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
|You don't have to necessarily get sisterlocks/locks like I have. All I am saying is give YOUR REAL hair A CHANCE! :)|
Now as a child I would always complain about my feet and long toes. So my mother said to me one day, some people don't have feet and that I should be grateful for them. It took me a while to realize that my feet were in fact a beautiful blessing. With a little polish and care they really look just fine. So what was I really looking for or expecting them to look like? She went on to explain that I was actually looking up at the Lord saying I don't like what you made. This made me think about the negative comments that black women or women with afro-kinky hair would say about their hair. We may not think that we are saying to God I don't like what you made, but we are. Our hair in its natural state is beautiful. I am not saying that relaxers are not, but those of us who are addicted to chemicals DON'T give our hair or new growth the chance to grow out of our scalps before we are overprocessing the hair. I know because I used to be in the rat race to the weave shops, trying to hide or straighten that precious tightly curled new growth. The Bible actually says that a women's hair is her glory and an important role in her "spiritual covering!" Unfortunately we walk around with someone else's glory, bought, then glued, braided or sown in. In other words I am so amazed at how people don't realize that black hair is naturally curly and very unique in it's own way. It just needs love in so many more ways than one. I always try to see the purpose or the original intention behind creation. If you are tired of thinning, balding hair, or always having to ensure that you are COVERING (HIDING) your glory...then please consider being natural/real. Enough said... I just want you to embrace your beautiful blessing and give it a chance!
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 3:30 PM
Monday, February 6, 2012
Monday, July 4, 2011
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 12:18 AM
Sunday, June 5, 2011
|Destinee: (Sisterlocked-16 months as of pic date) -11 yrs old Nevaeh: Loose and free 9yrs old Trinity: kinky baby curls 18 months (as of pic date) 4-24-11|
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 7:19 PM
Friday, April 29, 2011
It has three different oils in it. Olive, avocado and shea oils deeply nourish each layer of hair - weightlessly. Olive oil nourishes the hair's inner core. Avocado oil nourishes and softens the middle layer. Shea oil nourishes and smoothes the surface of the hair. Hair is fortified and infused with nutrients for silky, healthy sisterlocks, full of life. The one thing I LOVE about it, is that it is weightless, so you won't have to worry about it pulling and weighing down your hair/locks, which later causes bald spots and thin edges. Too much product or products heavy in mineral oil, likes to stay locked in your locks and later can become a major problem. Needless to say there are a lot of GREAT products out there, they just have the potential of staying in beautifully locked hair. So please please please, read those ingredients thoroughly on your hair products.
Although it says triple oil nutrition, it also contains black currant seed oil. I am not sure if this 4th oil contributes to the smell or the shine, but you have to try this, it is sooooo nice. And to mention the smell, it has a light, clean, yummy scent to it. Let me know if you picked one up while you're out and about shopping. It only costs about $3.65-$4.50 or so. So it's well worth the price. I hope that you will enjoy it! Until next time. LOCK ON!!!
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 10:53 AM
Saturday, April 16, 2011
So my husband and I celebrated 13 years of marriage about two months ago. We planned to celebrate a week later. Unfortunately to our dismay, we did not know that we would be attending the funeral of a dear and close friend who was a big brother to us and so many. One of my closest friends whom I consider to be a dear sister, lost her husband on February 8, 2011. He went home to glory unexpectedly, due to a tragic car accident. I could not even feel the floor beneath me when I heard the news. It was extremely devastating and is still an extreme process of grievance. This guy, our brother in Christ made us laugh, exemplified TRUE LOVE to his wife and family, and was just an amazing person. Please keep his lovely wife and family in your prayers (The Vann Family.)
So while we celebrated our anniversary, we had to brace ourselves while we embraced. Holding each other while remembering that tomorrow is not promised to us. Bracing ourselves to be careful what we say and how we say it, because having no regrets, like this couple had is a beautiful thing.
Of course, knowing the type of person he was, he would want us to be happy. He will never be forgotten.
These are a few pics from our dinner cruise and our weekend together. May God bless you all. Remember while you are bracing yourself for life's unexpected occurances, always embrace the ones you love, because tomorrow is not promised to no one.
Stay strong and lock on.
|Wow my hubby has lost 27 lbs. since this pic was taken. He has been helping me too. Will post about that progress later, maybe summertime. Still have to love yourself wherever you are, enough to take care of yourself.|
|This pic did not come out so well because of flashback, but at the same time you can see how my edges are coming along. My edges and a few sisterlocks I had to cut are finally growing in. I will fill you in on that later...|
|Look at our Baby, isn't she growing? 16 months and very sleepy and full. :)|
Posted by Lady Butterfly at 11:29 PM