WOW!

Friday was absolutely amazing! I don’t even know how or where to begin. WOW.

Well I guess the easiest thing to do is to start at the beginning. How did my day really start off? hmmmm! I’m just going to give the short version of the story in the order it happened.

  1. Met up with some other Bajans here in the cold and we had an awesome video shoot (and impromptu photo shoot). We got some amazing footage (both Brook and myself). All that footage… I spent all of Saturday night into the wee hours of this morning chopping and cutting to find the stuff I would be using to edit for the video. And YES!! The video is done… for the most part…. just now for the voice over to be done. And the photos I took were beautiful. The model is both stunning and literally a natural. This is legit the 2nd time I’m shooting her ever and both times like a week apart. Both times it was so exciting to shoot her and furthermore… I think I am still excited now thinking about it.
  2. THIS WAS THE AMAZING PART. (Well the icing on the cake). And since I said cake… I’ll give it away… there will be wedding cake to come after today. Not for me per se but somebody’s going to get some wedding cake lol lol lol. So as fate would have it… we (the 5 of us) were shooting on this bridge connecting the two buildings in Eaton Centre when this guy came with some huge bags with letter balloons. So he proceeded to take out the letters. Did I say he was wearing a suit? Well he was and had a backpack on. So as he took them out… I realized the letters were spelling “MARRY ME?♥” We asked if he wanted help but he said he had it covered. Unfortunately the wind blowing through the tunnel had a different plan which made all the balloons blow on a side as opposed to stand up straight. So he eventually accepted our help. So we all came up with the plan for us to hold the balloons for him and we were there working through how it would happen. All this time we were watching the time because he had told us her friends were bringing her at 4:30pm. So we are doing all this under pressure. Why were we under pressure too? GOOD QUESTION! We hadn’t even known this man existed moments before but it was the idea this man was going to propose to her girlfriend yanked on all our heartstrings. I’m not going to lie! My heart was in a state of confusion… it forgot how to beat properly. I was to hold a balloon too but I decided I wanted to record this. This doesn’t happen too often if at all. I’ve never witnessed a proposal in my life furthermore a random stranger who we assisted with setting up for. Mind you… I only by chance had my Gopro on me as I almost left it home that day because I was going to be shooting with my Canon and said I wouldn’t need the gopro. But I grabbed it anyways because for some reason I had a feeling I needed to have it that day. Well things had gotten crazy. VERY CRAZY! As the time was counting down…. it got intense. By this time… many other persons were gathered to witness the event as well. I remember when he got the message and he shouted out “30 seconds!” That was the moment everything got REALLLLLL!

I remember when she walked in the tunnel and he stepped out and she stopped stunned…. I won’t forget what she said first… “IS THIS YOU?”

And he just walked to her…. you know what? I have it all on video…. just watch and see… MARRY ME?- Unsuspected Strangers

 

He asked the simple question… “Marry me?”

And she simply… nodded as she laughed in excitement.

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Dear Merciful God,

I desire to burn

You are a consuming fire

It’s for You I yearn

 

An earthly world full of chaos

Without You I know I’m doomed

Shield me with Your love

I desire to not be consumed

 

I come to You in Jesus’s name

As I come holding His hand

If I can but burn forever

In your presence I could stand

 

Nothing on earth matters

If my soul I throw away

So make me fireproof this day

So with You, I can always stay

 

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ALL ABOUT THE JOB????

Posted: April 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

On My Soap Box: Something to think about

I worked for just over 36 years and enjoyed everyday but my last 10 months.  There were some aspects of my job that I enjoyed more than others and that gave me the impetus to forge ahead. I kept a photo of my two sweethearts on my desk and when things got rough I would hold that photo and quietly say ‘this is for you’.  My kids helped keep me sane. As the date of my retirement drew nigh I would sit at my desk and wonder how I was going to live without the excitement of those particular aspects. After working 36 plus years one would think that the bell couldn’t ring soon enough to be rid of meetings, deadlines, conflicting priorities and cantankerous bosses.

I was down to T -7 on my countdown to freedom when by a twist of fate my time got extended by three days. …

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For the word of the Lord is right and true;

He is faithful in all He does.

What He promises, He honours

Continually providing for us

Because His words speak truth

So brethren… let them speak

 

For the Lord gives wisdom;

From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

We are not to lean on our own thoughts and ideas

But in His promises and plans be more trusting

Because His words speak wisdom

So brethren… let them speak

 

Jesus came and died to show the way

Salvation, that we all can have

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,

And a light unto my path.

Because His words speak love

So brethren… let them speak

 

For the word of God is quick, and powerful,

And sharper than any two-edged sword

What a source of strength and power

We need just to look to Him, heavenward

Because His words speak power

So brethren… let them speak

 

We worry about food and earthy things

The things we can get not what we can give

But it’s by every word that proceedeth

Out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live

Because His words speak life

So brethren… let them speak

 

Finally, brethren

 

His word became flesh

Manifested in Christ Jesus

His love, power, wisdom and life

Can be seen in every one of us

So as we live our lives

Throughout each and every week

Remember our words and actions reflect him

So brethren… let them speak

A clean leaf

A new start

A second chance

A familiar heart

 

I’ve caused hurt

I’ve done wrong

I’ll try my best

To turn around

 

I’ll share my time

I’ll hold you tight

Keep you close

‘Cause this feels right

 

Cheers to love

And happy endings

There’s always hope

In new beginnings

 

#Funfact: I start off these post with the title as just “Entry DDMMYY- ” and then I add on the last part of it with last line of the post.

Good day,

So this morning I edited my last post because I got in trouble. Oh wait! Not trouble with the content but rather with my errors. My friend always complains that I write and there are grammatical errors in the posts. I know this to be true.

#SidenoteI was just thinking to myself that maybe I could type this up in Word and do a word check after but then I looked up in this very window and I see there is this button there called “Proofread Writing”. LOL LOL. Whoops! Well I’ll definitely use that now.

That sidenote… as it just happened… literally made my whole explanation void. That being said… the only thing left to say… I clearly was just lazy.

 

I actually wanted to post a poem yesterday. Well to be more accurate… write, and then post one yesterday. So guess what? Today is going to be a #DoublePost.

 

Today we are going to talk about me. This is going to be fun.

#Sidenote: We often say that talking to ourselves is a sign that we may be going mad or already there. LOL But here’s a joke… when I write these posts… I’m legit sitting here talking to myself and having a full-blown conversation. And guess what? I love it. I’m good company! Great company!

Who Am I? If only we could get paid for every time we think this or someone asks us who we are… we’d all be RICH! lol

When I ask myself that question though… it’s far more than asking about my character. I want to know the value of said character. I ask it to determine MY value. What is my worth? How much is my time worth? How much is my love worth?

My time is nothing compared to eternity and my love is imperfect and nothing close to what God offers us.

So what is my worth?

Well… you are worth what ever you believe you are worth! It’s literally that simple.

I know that I am a son of The King. And I know that knowing and believing that makes me special and priceless.

By extension… every thing that I do, every moment that I have, every thing that I say, every word that I write… they are ALL PRICELESS. All because I believe it to be so. Who can tell me differently? If you can tell me differently… good for you! Doesn’t change what I believe.

So…

What do you believe?

What are you worth?

 

I started this new year at -30… degrees celsius. What a way to start eh? The great thing is… ‘it’s only up from here’… I hope lol.

Well this isn’t a ‘new year, new me, new page, new chapter post’. It’s more a ‘I haven’t posted in ages and what better day to restart than on the 1st post’.

What I will do is take a look back and comment on something that totally shook me… and continues to puzzle me.

Racism! Why is this still a thing? Like really? Are we still clueless to the fact that people are different? Why would you cross the road to avoid passing me on the street because my skin has more melanin in it than yours? Why would you choose to stand on a bus when there is an available seat on either side of me because I look different?  Are we still so ignorant? Really?

What really upsets me… is that… this behavior is NOT something we are born with. IT IS TAUGHT! Parents are the reason why kids grow up like this. Most of those parents are not even sure why they themselves behave that way… it’s just what their parents taught them. And the sad thing is… the cycle will continue with people not even thinking about why they are doing what they are doing but just doing it. Just yesterday, I sat on a bus and saw a young girl (probably about 10yo) sit in the seat next to me… with no care in the world… because it was a seat. Then her dad sees me and says to her “hey dear, let’s go sit in the back”. Ironic actually… I’m black and they are white… and he chose to go to the back of the bus.

I was just going to move on to something else but I just remembered something very funny on that same bus ride. This young boy (probably about 12yo)… he is also white and he comes in the bus and walks to the seat next to me…. and this boy has already committed to sitting down and is already on his descent down…. and looks up and sees me and moments before he touches the seat… he spins around and walks to the back of the bus. LOL! Like that was the funniest thing EVER! Truth is… normally when we commit to something even if we are interrupted mid action… it’s almost impossible to change the action until said action is completed. Sitting is one of those actions that once you have committed to and already on your way down… is extremely difficult to stop lol you would have to sit and then get up lol. But he managed to get it done.

The up-side to this… is that I feel special and I can feel comfortable sitting on the bus. But the reality is, it does bother me that people can still be so ignorant.

To be fair though… it is NOT everyone. People do sit next to me. What I find though… those are the young adults who are at the stage in their lives that they evaluate things for themselves and challenge the ideas and views they parents have taught them that may not quite add up for them… or they were fortunate to have not grown up in a family that does not accept differences.

The good thing too is that at the university level… persons are allowed to mix in an environment that lends itself to intellectual reasoning. A lot of interracial relationships come out of university. And that is great. It’s just a shame that so many start off with that influence from their ignorant parents. And when I say ‘ignorant’, I am not saying that they are stupid. I am saying that they are lacking knowledge and awareness.

Well anyways… I think I’ve said enough for now. I just wish persons would accept each other’s differences. It is okay to be difference but it’s not okay or cool to be ignorant. Not knowing in this age where information is so readily accessible is definitely NOT cool. Think! Try to understand! What these people do… is silly… but guess what? It hurts.

Thank God that I know my worth. I am happy and proud to be who I am. I am not ashamed to be different!

I am black.

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