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"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time." 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV)

The Humble Pie Blog

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time." 1 Peter 5:6 (NIV)

Warm It Up Wednesdays ™ Copyright © 2020 by The Humble Pie Blog

May 27, 2020

Black people are so tired! 😓

We can’t be handcuffed and put in the police car unless we are dead (#GeorgeFloyd)💔

We can’t go bird watching in Central Park (#ChristianCooper)💔

We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery)💔

We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson)💔

We can't ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)💔

We can't have a cellphone (#StephonClark)💔

We can't leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards)💔

We can't play loud music (#JordanDavis)💔

We can’t sell CD's (#AltonSterling)💔

We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)💔

We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown)💔

We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)💔

We can’t go to church (#Charleston9)💔

We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)💔

We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell)💔

We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant)💔

We can’t get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)💔

We can’t lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile)💔

We can't break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)💔

We can’t shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)💔

We can’t have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher)💔

We can’t read a book in our own car (#KeithScott)💔

We can’t be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover)💔

We can’t decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese)💔

We can’t ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans)💔

We can’t cash our check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood)💔

We can’t take out our wallet (#AmadouDiallo)💔

We can’t run (#WalterScott). We can’t breathe (#EricGarner)💔

We can’t live (#FreddieGray)💔

We’re tired! Tired of making hashtags!

Tired of trying to convince you that our #BlackLivesMatter too!

Tired of dying! Tired! Tired! Tired!

So very tired!

(Author Unknown)

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Motherhood Robbed

May 20, 2020

Hey Pie-O-Neers ™! I hope you are having a wonderful week thus far. It’s HUMP DAYYYYYYYY! Welcome back to “Warm It Up Wednesdays™ ” where the topics can be FLAMMIN’ HOT!

Here at The Humble Pie Blog we have been acknowledging our Mothers in honor of Mother’s Day and we were just going to be doing this through last week…. However, there are so many types of Mothers, we have decided to continue to acknowledge them, and guess what… As my good friend Tabatha Brown says, “We can if we want to, because that’s our business”! Yes it is!

The other day I was watching a television show called, “Dr. Phil” and for those who don’t know about this show, this a show that is hosted by Phillip McGraw who is also known as “Dr. Phil”. So, not only is he a TV personality, but he is also an author and a former psychologist. Now that I have explained to you who and what this show is let’s get on into this slice of pie I am serving you today.

On this particular show, Dr. Phil was interviewing a woman by the name of Wanda Cooper-Jones and he was asking her questions in regards to the horrific murder of her son that took place on Feb. 23, 2020. When she spoke about him she spoke about how kind, respectful and humble her son was and that he was just 25 years old when his life was taken from him. Although the interview was about this woman’s son and the loss of his life, all I could do was think about her as his Mother and how her Motherhood was just taken from her. I thought about, how for the past 25 years she has been able to celebrate Mother’s Day with her son, but not this year.

Then I began to think about my Mother, Valrie Friend….. 27 years ago my mom lost her son to murder as well on June 15, 1993 and just like Ms. Wanda’s son, my Mom’s son was kind, respectful, and humble as well. Her son was only 15 years old at the time of his murder. I thought about how for the last 27 years my Mom has had to celebrate Mother’s Day without her son.

I thought about how it didn’t matter that both of these women have other children. All that matters is moving forward they have/will be celebrating Mother’s Day without their child that was murdered.

You’re probably wondering why I titled this Blog “Motherhood Robbed”. Well when Dr. Phil was interviewing Ms. Wanda and asking how she felt about her son being murder, she said “I feel robbed”. Which prompted me to ask my Mom how she feels about her son’s murder 27 years later? She told me that she keeps thinking that God is going to perform a miracle and her son will come walking through the door and say “Hey Mom”! She said, “I feel robbed”! She said, “Someone decided when life would end without thinking about where it began”! The feeling of having your “Motherhood Robbed” is one that only these two Mothers and other Mothers that have lost their children due to murder, is a feeling that only they can understand.

So, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell all these Mothers... know that we here at The Humble Pie Blog FEEL YOU, WE SEE YOU and WE HONOR YOU… for continuing on even though your “Motherhood was Robbed”!


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Mommy's Sorry

May 13, 2020

Hey Pie-O-Neers ™! How have you been the last couple of days? Here at The Humble Pie Blog... we are busy thanks to you guys! Today we are introducing our segment we like to call "Warm It Up Wednesdays ™"! In this segment, we are bringing all the FIERY CONVERSATIONS ™, so hold on to your hair pieces because "IT'S GETTIN' HOT IN HERRE"! (Compliments of Nelly)

Since we are still acknowledging our Mothers this week for Mother’s Day, sometimes you have to take the good with the bad, right? So let’s dive in!

When was the last time you apologized to your child(ren)? We as parents sometimes do things to push our child(ren) away or cause them to have a lack of respect for us, just because we feel entitled because "I'M YOUR MOMMA"! Or my favorite, "I BROUGHT YOU IN THIS WORLD, AND I WILL TAKE YOU OUT"! Then, once a disconnect has been established, we never stop to think that we could be the blame. Or how about you have not always been the best example as a mother and you are out here just "LIVIN' YOUR BEST LIFE", and now you have no clue how or why your child(ren) has such bad habits.

By now, I am positive that you are either, scratching your head trying to figure out what I am talking about or, you're rolling your eyes thinking, "THEY AIN'T TALKING TO ME"! Well guess what, "WE ARE", and here are a few examples of what we are talking about:

• How about something as simple as you overslept and now you’re stressed out about running late and now your yelling at your child(ren) like they are the reason you woke up late.

• Maybe it's something major like, because you didn’t pay your bills and has messed up credit, so you started putting bills in your child(ren) name(s).

• Or what about always having your child(ren) to tell someone on the phone or at the door, that you are not at home or available, (when you are sitting right there), and now you wonder why they are dishonest and lying all the time.

Again, I ask my Mothers, when was the last time you apologized to your child(ren)? One thing that I have learned as a Mother is that we are far from perfect and we don’t always make the best decisions. Nor do we always do right by our children.

Most of the time we are just doing the best that we know to do, and as much as we want to take the responsibility when we do get it right, we need to have that same energy when we don't. With that being said... Maybe you have never apologized to your child(ren) before because you just didn’t know, but I am telling you now, sometimes the best parenting can be summed up in two simple words, “Mommy’s Sorry ”!


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