Dréa Riley finds it hard to describe herself (as if she isn’t the person typing this, w/ her head tipped slightly to the left and her brow furrowed). Screw it. Hey guys, ITS ME. So basically, y’all already know that I that I love to ramble and obviously writing helps pay the bills, but I don’t think that I’ve ever told y’all that writing is a compulsion. I write and ramble even when I don’t have anything to say. And this is now my place (among other places) to do so freely.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I want to start out by saying Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and mr moms out there( both here and here in spirit). And to the Aunties and Sisters that fill that role often as well. I could go on and on naming a million "mommies" but today I just wanna shout out a few.
To my own mom, Urail Compton-Mackey ( Yeah lady, blew your picture up to JUMBO...man if only I could've found that one with the brick red afro and us in matching red peep toes...me with dusty crusty knobby knees and lopsided pig tails in a yellow romper and you in jeans a tee shirt and the worlds biggest aviator sunglasses...wheeeeeeewwwwwww the 80's were GREAT) I love you Mom.
And omg my baby mammas( what I told y'all I am poly amorous!!!! I got two baby mamma's and you ain't never seen neither on maury...they know I am dat baby's auntie)
TO Laura and Jennifer aka Smurf and Peewee
And yes I used these pictures on purpose, because I want you to know you all three are beautiful here.
You are even more beautiful at three a.m. when you've got puke in you're hair, shit on your hands and a baby on your hip, but i want you to know, that even when your hair is all wonky and your upset...I see you like this. I see three strong, amazing , crazy ass nut cakes that some how keep getting day passes from what ever holding facility I try to get you locked up in. I see my best friends. And I can't wait to have our next "moments" together.
To Jamin. You my friend are one HANDSOME MR MOM!!!
I love you for your courage and your faith and your friendship.
Your compassion and your sense of humor. I know you worried about it and let me tell you.. you're doing a fabulous job!
To my little cousins M'Leesa and Samantha!!! You two...sigh...you're all grown up now ladies...don't forget all the tricks big cousin taught you, cuz they are about to come back at you!!!
Grid yourselves ladies...THIS IS WAR...LOL
And holy poop all my friends on fb who are new moms and second or third time moms just in time for mother's day.
AND Just as importantly...To my friends who haven't gotten there yet. The Journey in TTC is a long and winding road. Like many of you I woke up and rolled my eyes this morning. Another mother's day has come and will soon be gone and yet my arms are empty.
For some reason this year it just hit me harder. Maybe because this time I am still on the coat tails of a m/c and the heart ache is a little fresher. But those of you with angles in heaven and rainbows yet to come,
today is your day as well. You are often in that auntie/sister/friend category and while I know that is no comparison to the longing in your hearts, I also want you to remember that your "mothering" doesn't go unnoticed by those who receive it. When they think of you, their hearts warm and smiles come to their faces. You are a precious commodity to them.
And you are special to me as well.
I wish you all luck and sticky baby dust. And I am sending you all my thoughts, hopes and prayers.
As my friend LaTrice Glenn did for me this morning... HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU LADIES ( even if it is in advance)
And Thank you LaTrice, for remembering me today. Your text was exactly what I needed to remind me to get out of bed and celebrate today. If not for myself, for all the amazing mommies around me.