Disclaimer – My bad if I don’t have updated pics of me and your children. I promise to make time this season. Anyway…
It was at Cathy’s graduation party in 2012 where the Boss Cousin Grace said to me, “We need you around to help raise the kids.” I didn’t realize till now that it was her nice way of telling me that I needed to change my habits and get myself healthy.
Pictured above on the left was at my Goddaughter, Madison’s 2nd birthday. I must have weighed close to 300lbs. The picture on the right is from last Saturday. My baby girl turned 7! Ugh, can’t imagine what character I’m gonna have to wear on my shirt next year!…I swear that looks like a p…pickle. Yeah, we’ll go with that. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for that kid. She thinks I’m amazing and I wanna be around for a long time.
I have 9 Godkids: Melanie, Katrina, Malorie, Jaren, Carmichael, MJ, Madison, Aria and Julius. Being a Godparent doesn’t just mean I can write these kids a check on their birthdays/holidays and call it a day. Good Lord, that’s a lotta checks!…Anyway, being a Godparent also means I’ve been chosen to help lead, motivate and inspire these munchkins not only in their spiritual lives but in other aspects. Pictured below: Mason and Maddie. Teach Love, not H8. Whose idea do you think that was? LOL.
My half-white nephew Gavinskie pictured below with Gwenskie, loves to skateboard. If he skates too far out and I don’t get him with one look (I usually do), I’m going to have to run after him. At almost 300lbs, that was impossible without running out of breath. At 208ish, I can sprint after him if I needed to. Keyword: If… ‘cuz eff that, I’m still not trying to run.
In the We Get Awesome circle, there are 13 great grandkids. In order…I think: Andrew, Jaren, Carmichael, Gavin, JJ, Xavier, Madison, AJ, Mason, Gwen, BJ5, Ivy and Julius. We have a bonus 6: Jerell, Arilyn, Solstice, Royal, Saya, and Kyra. See?! That’s a whole bunch of new Mariah fans in the making. And who better to teach them?…me! I love these kids (I think their parents are aiight too…j/k. I love them all as well). If I can’t even take care of myself, what makes me think I’ll be able to help take care of this crew?