Many of you may or may not know that from 2006-2011 I started a gurls group in my home. Raisingurls To Women. Teenagers would meet every other Sunday after Church to talk about things that was going on in their lives. Peer pressure, divorce, school, friends, parents, personal issues and things like that. They loved it! I would listen to their personal stories, encourage them to speak and share testimonies that was going on in their lives. We had hotel parties, we went out to dinner as a group to talk in that settling. We had movie dates, we held fundraisers, celebrated birthdays, but more importantly we taught social skills.
I knew that these gurls would grow up to become adults and that they would need social skills to help them survive. I also keep up with ALL of them on FB. A few days ago I received a message from my niece telling me how what I did for them has impacted her life. Reading her message bought tears to my eyes. I was only doing what I loved to do. It has made me do research to start ANOTHER WOMEN’S GATHERING!
Before I started my teen group I was holding gatherings in my home for Women. We talked about relationships, God, children, family, work, and everything adult. In my life today, people are always coming to me for advice. I spend hours and hours with these people and when my niece sent me that message, it has started a spark in me. So many women are hurting from past hurts, and also present situations that causes them to go into deep depressions. See, I know God. I have a personal relationship with him and he is theeeeeeeeeeeee only way out. I dont have the gift to preach, but I am NO WAY afraid to share my testimonies, and to help women find their way.
Here is apart of the email that my niece sent to me! Wow Thank you Jesus. What a Blessing!
Yes auntie thank you. One thing that prepared me to want to speak was you from back in the day when you did the girls group. I started a women’s group in college and used your work sheets I still had n the group is still going the girls love it. I want to open a homeless shelter for you that have no where to go after 18. That’s another goal. I thank you for doing what it is you did when I was young. You never know how much you impact a persons life and you did.
You don’t know how much it helped deal with stuff and gave me courage to speak up for myself. Yes women need other women to help them overcome a lot. Auntie get out there we need women like you to help guide younger women. We have so many youth scared to be different and not be okay with life because it’s not normal and the struggle with being accepted and that’s when they use their bodies. You taught me so much you wouldn’t understand.
You see this photo? Well you won’t believe how these GROWN WOMEN look today! OMG My Raisingurls are no longer kids. ALL OF THEM OF THEM HAVE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL ON TIME…
Meet my niece Rica (( daughter of my God sister)) the Raisingurl in the blue (( first person)) is working at a Hospital and going to school for a Degree in Nursing!!! It was a pleasure to see her working at one of the BEST HOSPITALS IN MICHIGAN. I remember when her mom was pregnant with her. I’m so proud !
Raisingurl Chanel wearing the black was pregnant but made it her business to walk across the stage with her BACHELORS DEGREE! She’s my niece first cousin to Rica. Im so proud of her! Determined!
Raisingurl Brittney!! My oldest niece (( second oldest sister daughter)). She graduated from HIGH SCHOOL.. took some college classes, and has been working for the City of Detroit for over 10 years!!! Yes gurl. She is expecting her first baby next year. I’m so proud of the beautiful woman she is today. She is one of the realist and funniest person you could ever meet. She got it from her AUNTIE!
Raisingurl Daijah, Graduated from High School and doing well for herself. I showcased her season with us on the last blog.
I AM LACREASE………. I don’t have to do ANYTHING ELSE!
I’m just sitting here thinking “where did the time go?” These gurls are not kids anymore, they are GROWN women!!!!! These gurls were in middle school during the time we had our meets. They came faithfully to our meetings. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these gurls and they love me too. They had several seasons with Raisingurls and I’m so very proud of them. You can look in their faces and tell they are doing WELL!! AMEN!
Here is a photo of Daijah(( TOP)) and Nell ( MY NIECE.. my baby sisters daughter))in one of our meetings, also a photo of them TODAY! ((( tears of joy)) Both of my gurls GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND BEST FRIENDS SINCE MIDDLE SCHOOL!! They both have JOBS with no children 🙂
Today was another GREAT DAY. I had planned to stay home, but Nesha called and wanted to order pizza and go to my mom and dad’s building to eat. WE usually barbecue and make side dishes but today we just chilled and talked. My Birthday is Wednesday and so we plan to meet again and have ice cream and cake. Everybody knows I LOVE cake. I’m not a sweet eater at all, but CAKE… I CAN TAKE DOWN. LOL
Tonight I was sitting here thinking about a night back in 2010 Thursday May 6, to be exact when God spoke to me…and I’m not going to lie.. when he said it.. I couldn’t see it happening…. but these last few days has shown me THAT GOD is GOD… and what he says will happen….. IS happening. I never in a million years thought that I would (((((??????????)))))… never thought it would come to this in MY HEART. I talking about MY HEART. If I could come to this in my HEART… in MY HEART.. (((((LACREASE WALKER)))))… then what GOD TOLD ME THAT NIGHT….. HAS TO COME TO PASS. It has too. I’m in the middle of what he told me…. on that day… I could never see THIS DAY back then… that’s why I had a hard time understanding. Well.. understand no more La’Crease… you see for yourself that what God says…. is the TRUTH.
I follow my Raisingurls closely and I am so proud of how they have all turned out. A few of them have children, one is engaged, another is finishing her last year in college. I have one who started her FIRST JOB yesterday. I have one who has 3 boys, but they are all by the same man. One is a manager of KFC. I can go on and on… but I’ll let you see my babies for yourself in my next post!!