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J. Carter

Updated: Jun 10, 2019

You are my youngest child. When we received the news that I was expecting, we were in the emergency room at Boston Medical Center. I woke up early that morning with a bloody nose (very unusual). Being that I had been having headaches, I immediately thought the worst. We rushed to the hospital and after several tests, THE test, came back positive. I was 24 at the time, had just married your dad, and had your 11 year old brother and 5 year old sister. Although I was relieved knowing I had your dad by my side, I also felt unequipped and unprepared. My plate was already full. Fast forward 17 years later....look at you now. Carter, you just completed a milestone. You graduated in the top 10% of your class, you've grown and developed and have remained true to yourself. Your smile is bright, your heart is connected and your mind is open to explore all that God has in store for you. Recently you looked at me and said, "Ma it's time for you to take care of yourself. You've taken care of everyone else and now it's time to focus on you". Immediately I knew God was speaking to me through you. Son, thank you for always pushing me to be better. Thank you for trusting that we had and always will have your best interest at heart. I know I may have seemed to be over the top, but you embraced my "crazy" and soared. Soar on, my son. I'm yo' momma and I've got your back! Love you!

Photo Cred: Courtney Jones

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