Big Ma and FlowersThis coming weekend I’ll be celebrating the life of my grandmother. Class, sass, a good heart and wit is what comes to mind when I think of my Big Ma. Married for thirty plus years, she lived a long, eighty-four years and in that time nurtured 11 children, 20 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. You can imagine that her life was full of adventure, great lessons, and more. The key word was ‘FULL’. I’ve spent the last few days wondering how I could celebrate her life within a new post for the blog.

And today it hit me that LIFE is all about living a FULL one. It’s all about doing everything you can to make the most of it. Capitalizing on it in every way that you see fit. Her death has given me life. It has given me even more purpose to live life as hard and as passionately as I can. Her life was surrounded with music, family, and fashion. And all three she did passionately.

Everyone’s life impacts others in some way. Her life has given me greater definition of living as loudly, out loud as possible. I won’t give up on my dreams. I will continue to pray hard, love hard, work hard, dream hard, give hard, and more! When I leave this place, I hope that others can say that my life was as full as was hers.

To my dear grandmother, Laura Easter Brown, may your spirit reside within each and every one of your offspring and bring about a drive to make the most of what life presents to us all! Rest in peace!