Thursday, February 25, 2010
My New Family is a TRIP!
I've been going on and on about my blood family [working on my nerves], but as my friend Kesha taught me - we make our family. So anyway, I may have blogged about getting older and somewhere in between the lines, my new family read that I was suffering from a cold which has been lingering forever. As I walked in to Zumba class, Alice promptly asked, "What are you doing here?" She didn't just ask as if asking a question out of the blue. She asked with her eyes peering down at me as if she were wearing reading glasses and said it with a mother attitude. (I know, right?!) And then, the Amen Choir i.e. Torey backed her up, "Yeah, I was reading on her blog how she was sick and she needs to go home..." (They don't know that that is not an option because I am hardheaded...plus this is CIAA week!)
I'm telling you the truth, I definitely have a family - mothers and sisters - right here in Charlotte. And, they don't mind picking up on the family 'tude and keeping me in check with that type of nurturing love. From Alice and Torey in Zumba to Shinell down the street who has been checking on me to Kesha who keeps me lifted through our conversations and knowledge sharing.
I can hear them saying, "All right, I don' told you to go head now..." Yeah, yeah...okay...I'm going. But, I love ya'll and the attention.