From April, 2018

Originally posted on Vicki Dominguez:
This airplane hangs on my huge wrap around porch. It hangs there as a symbol. I remember rummaging through Ross, my discount department store of choice, for decorations that would fit my family. Things that represented us. Our uniqueness. Our individuality. The Dominguez clan. A tribe of various voices with one heart. A love expressed in ten different ways, yet love all the same. A HOPE that glistens and shines even through adversity. That’s us. That airplane is us. A simple relic of vision that takes flight. A dream that risks rain and wind to get…

Love Lets Go

The man who offered his genes to bring me into existence was never a part of my life. I lived many years of my life believing that he never gave me anything. It was difficult for me to think of just one good thing about him. I wasted so many years searching for a vital gift from him, all the while ignoring the fact that I have some pretty amazing siblings! We have different mothers, but his blood runs through our veins. Together, we are his lineage. Each of my siblings have warmed my heart. My brother Omar is like…

The Me Expedition, Part 4

Lesson # 3-Life is never as bad as it appears. Proverbs 18:21-The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. I comfortably sat in my seat on our bus ride to Baltimore from Norfolk. This was a familiar ride as it usually saves us over $1,000 to the Dominican Republic when we travel this way. I love simple things. Potted flowers, walks down my path on HOPE Mountain, unannounced visits from friends, a text from a loved one, coffee and tea pots with accompanying filled drinking vessels, hand me downs, scented…

The ME Expedition, Part 3

Lesson 2: It is okay to let others in.  Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ephesians 4:9-12 “How long has this been going on,” my gynecologist seemed concerned.…