Happy New Year! We made it to 2021 after experiencing a year like no other! 2020 was very challenging as we faced, and are still facing, a global pandemic. We dealt with, and are still dealing with, racial and political tensions and tipping points that have culminated in a Joe Biden becoming the President-Elect of the United States of America; Kamala Harris, becoming the first woman and person of color Vice President; the Democratic party being back in power; and the President Trump inciting rioting at the U.S. Capitol building, but finally conceding that he lost the election. It's just been a lot. Yet, God has been with us.
Personally, 2020 began with the passing of my daughter, Kelyn, and ended with the passing of my beloved mother, Rev. Sheila Kingsberry-Burt. She suffered some strokes in 2007 that left her living in a nursing home since that time. The strokes left her different physically, but her essence remained as she continued to live and thrive. I oversaw the care of my first best friend until on November 23rd, 2020 when I got a call from the nursing home telling me that she was having seizures. I rushed to a hospital to find her unresponsive and to watch her pass from an infection that was untreated or not treated well.
I am still in the grief process, but I am ok. I am hopeful and encouraged in the fact that my mother was a strong believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and she imparted many of the best things about herself to me. I also find great solace in the many prolific and prophetic words of poetry that I listened to her speak over the years. Thankfully, she transcribed them and I published some of them before her passing.
I'm also encouraged to know and want to encourage you with the fact that the same God that kept you through it all in 2020 and brought you to 2021 will continue to keep you in #TwentyTwentyOne and beyond! We made it and things will get better! I will continue to inspire and encourage you to keep going no matter what life adversity you face. My social media outlets remain available to help you live your best LIFE (love, integrity, faith, and excellence)! Check out my YouTube Channel for videos also, as I have found that I have many words that sometimes, you just need to hear!
God bless you abundantly and keep going no matter what!