My daughter is BLACK

My daughter is Asian and black. You might only see black. You might be turned away from the color of her skin or the texture of her hair – she’s black. You might be so driven from your unexplainable hatred for who she is, black. You might want to discriminate against her because of who she is, black. You might feel the urge to beat her, shoot her, slice her throat on the BART station in Oakland because of who she is, black. But just like your daughter, niece, granddaughter, mother, sister, she’s human. Just those women in your life, she’s loved. Just like those women, she has a future to look forward to.

Pay no mind to her, I don’t even care if you completely ignore her, just please don’t hurt my daughter because she’s, black. My daughter, she’s black. My daughter is just walking to school, if she’s in your way kindly ask her to move. My daughter, she’s black. My daughter, she’s just trying to learn in the same classroom as your white daughter. My daughter, she’s black. My daughter, is only trying to sell some lemonade this summer to buy some new toys. My daughter, she’s black. My daughter is no lesser than you. My daughter who is black is stronger and better than a person with your level of hate.

My daughter, who is black, will love people of all colors. My daughter will only judge a person on their merits, character, morals, and virtue. My daughter will not be ashamed of her beautiful brown skin and curly hair. My daughter will be resilient in the face of adversity. My daughter will be a voice for those who are too scared to stand up for themselves. My daughter is black and I will go to the ends of the earth to let every color hating, race discriminating, man or woman know that my daughter deserves to live and exist in this world no matter how much they cannot stand the color of her skin or the texture of her hair.

Meal break

I apologize for not posting my lunch meals from the past few days. I have been busy traveling a little bit for work. I did want to share with you all with what I’ve been up to. Emi and I had some free time to window shop. I found this book at Michael’s and I had to buy it. We’ve read it the past two nights. I also felt it heavy on my heart to type a little prayer over my life. I know I’ve shared my prayers with you all before, so I added a photo of it here. I hope you all have a blessed day and night.

Family day

Today we finally got to get out of town as a family. We visited the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Emilia has been obsessed with the moving “Finding Dory” lately so we thought it would be fun for her to see “Dory” in real life. So we took her to visit the aquarium. As soon as we walked into the building she was in awe. Her excitement was awesome. I cannot wait until we can take her back!

MissJacksonEats

Tonight my daughter and I ran some errands and did a little last minute shopping for our little family trip tomorrow. I have been wanting some good curry soup for a while now and decided why not tonight? I have been so good these last two weeks. I also find it difficult to eat at a Thai restaurant and not order mangoes with sweet sticky rice. I found this red curry really sweet at first but the balance of the sweet of the coconut milk and the chili peppers was perfect.

Prayer Break

Father God,

I come to you this morning to give you praise. Thank you for showing your mercy towards me. Thank you for every blessing you have bestowed on me. Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for my ability to reach out to you whenever and where ever. Thank you for calling me back to you. Thank you for bringing people into my life you knew would help promote me. Thank you removing people you knew would only harm me and hold me back. Thank you for my job, car, home, mind, body, soul, and everything I may have taken for granted. Thank you for never being too far. Thank you for turning my problems into victories. Thank you for giving me the strength I never knew I had. Thank you for working in my relationship with Xavier.

In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Meal preppin’ 3

My hubby decided to join my meal prepping lunches. This for each of us to take to work tomorrow for lunch. This will help us save money and be on track with our nutrition. The goal is our own home and healthier us!

Tomorrow’s lunch (3/12): backed lemon pepper chicken and roasted broccoli, cucumber, and carrots.