Again and again…

If I were president and chairman of the world academy board for the greatest mother ever, I would nominate, Marion Cockrell.

And then by, the powers invested in me as President and Chairman, I would see who would want to keep their position on that board by making the vote open. Of course those who voted correctly would stay ūüôā

This list of accomplishments that would validate this great award to an awesome mother is too long to post. However, I will share, it is a living list; that keeps growing.

I want to acknowledge my mothers most recent acts of heroic motherism. My Father made his transition this month on May 3.

My sister and I have had her love and support during this period in a way that has been truly remarkable.

With the support of my moms’ current husband, mom has been significant and instrumental in supporting her children in word, works and resources in the care of my father. Even to the point of assisting me, by designing the program for dad’s home-going service, while I was traveling to assist my sister with final arrangements. Moms contributions to supporting¬†me and my sister in making the passing of my Father, the best experience possible has been ridiculously awesome. I do not have words to express the gratitude I have for the gift God has given me in mom.

Soooooo….Play it again sam….(yes this was on a previous post…..for momma ūüôā Happy Mother’s day Mom!!!!


In the Moment

Choose ye this day

Newness again

Just wanted to say see you next year, to all who I have known and have impacted my life and to those who I may have impacted.

A year in review? Don’t think I have time to list and explain how great and significant 2013 has been for me. These adjectives are not necessarily reflective of good things. However, it is reflective of Life things.

2013, you have been an awesome time in my life for many reason. For both good and trying. I choose not to callously pander a resolution for the new year. Simply because life is not definitively measured by a year on the calendar.

Though, still awesomely, I have been a witness to some wonderful unplanned special life changing events. Which prompts new change.
Ultimately, a high quality life is a an option that most of us desire to see, hence for many of us the need to change, continually.

So 2014 we will see more of the things that will force us to consider change, and to be decidedly entrenched in our beliefs and values.
Un-intended activist, both passive and active I believe will be more fitted within our cultural framework.
Let your definition be your own, and one that you are proud to give an account for.

2014, ready or not.

Father may I

Father may I be the one that  assures you that you are the best father that you could be

Father may I be the one that has confirm that you always  give the best love that you can give

Father may I be the one that has witnessed you  the strongest, that could ever be

Father may I be the one who can say that your wisdom has been a plenty towards many things done right for me

I appreciate and love you very much, dad may I say,

Remembering and honoring you always

Happy Fathers Day!

And the Winner is!!!!

The other day, my warrior princess was ¬†competing against the best in the County. No worries though, because the best does what it needs to do, it just is… the best.

My princess had some real competition. She currently ranks in the top 10 in the County.  While my princess is getting better and stronger,  she has the heart of a competitor: stayed focused, pushed hard while keeping her eyes on the prize.

But the warrior princess came blazing across her lane like she owned the olympic sized pool (i’m glad no innocent bystanders were hurt during her event). Only when she completed her final lap, did she look back and see the total¬†carnage¬†that lay behind her finish. I was thinking,¬†regarding the other parents; ¬†feel sorry for you, almost!

The officials have to tally all the scores from all the competing counties to determine the winners. Some teams had some very strong swimmers. Some had swimmers that, with hard work and patience i’m sure will be good swimmers.

I was too proud of my warrior princess.

I asked my princess, “princess did you do your best?” Princess: “yeah, I did”. Good!

No matter the outcome, your best will only getter better.

Who is a proud dad? Yep, this guy.

Check out the victory walk of the warrior.

Yeah...all she does is win

Yeah…all she does is win


Hey folks, It has been a very long time coming. My schedule, is even busier than before. But I wanted to take the time out to remember, honor and share with you one of the greatest gifts that I have received. I am most certainly not the primary recipient and beneficiary, but I certainly am blessed because it.

To the¬†Cockrell’s, with 30 years of¬†marital fortitude¬†you have been a blessing to me and to so many others .

In a day where in the first time in U.S. history, married couples are the minority versus un-married couples, your union serves to me

and many others as an inspiration of true love and commitment

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

I love both of you!

May the rest of your days be the best of your days

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Red looks good on you

More than the richness of scents of every red rose that exists,

or the tastes of the sweetest of brown, white or dark chocolates

Yea pleasant to the eyes, nose and lips

Is none compared to the rich hue of crimson blood that was given for you

No greater love will you receive this day or on another

than what this man Jesus so beautifully gave his life


That he is and forever will be

in love with you

Happy love day

Hello Detroit!

I have had the privilege of seeing and talking to family and speaking to a few friends while visiting Detroit.

Again, thank you for your support and prayers for a full recovery. Yesterday was a long day, dad is still receiving good care.

I appreciate those of you who are joining my family and I in this fight. Those of you who will actively and prayerfully support, may corporately  do so along these lines:

Mark 16:18

They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Isaiah 53:5

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.