It took 31 years to take this photo. I don’t think @worldredeye knows how much this picture means to me!! The man on my left is my birth father, the queen on my right is @johanna.ortega.31 my beautiful mom,beside her is her once boyfriend who married her in a court house so she could get custody of me (couldn’t adopt without being married in the 90’s here- thanks dad!)& 2 his right is @mtnbkgirl ,my birth mother’s cousin who took care of me while she was struggling with addiction.As u can imagine there’s a lot of dynamics &history here amongst this group of people but time is the greatest healer of all &God is the ????.This is the first time we have ever been in the same room together. To introduce my mom 2my father & hear him thank her for taking care of me and see them hug &embrace 1 another was more important 2me than any1 could ever imagine- not even me. I never realized I had been walking around with all this weight. I feel so much lighter than I’ve ever been!!My heart is full! I am proud of myself for launching a new brand but even more proud of myself for taking this step to bring my family together. & for my niece to be there to see @yesjuice.co , a cafe and product created by a woman in HER OWN FAMILY, for her to know that it’s something she is capable of too... that’s it right there. That’s what it’s all about. I use to turn my bedroom into a salon & have my fam knock on the door & schedule appointments to book me- and I’d make them pay too ???? I’m still that same little girl waking up with a head full of dreams & thanks to the people you see in this photo and many who are not pictured here, I’m alive, healthy & capable of making every single one of them come true.
If you are considering fostering or adopting a child,PLEASE SAY YES!!Especially the teenagers.I know they’ve been through a lot and may have some things to work through but if I can be anything in this world I hope to be an example of what those “at risk” youth can turn out to b when some1 like u gives them a place 2call home ????????
YesJuice is launching a staffing initiative focusing on employing transitioning fostered youth this summer!Email email@example.com for more information! ❤️