Inspirational Thursday

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Announcing…. Inspirational Thursdays! 
Thursdays will now be the day when I share with you someone (famous or not), something, or someplace that has come to be an inspiration to me.  So, without further ado…
This week’s inspiration is a person.  She has no idea that I am doing this, but I hope it is a pleasant surprise to her.  She has been a friend of mine since childhood, and through ups and downs we have managed to maintain our friendship.   
She has birthed three beautiful children, served our country in the Armed Forces; she is a published author and poet, an entrepreneur, and a warrior at heart.  She has definitely had her share of trials though.  She became partially handicapped, and lost her 2nd child at the tender age of 3 weeks old from a severe car accident, which was followed up by a divorce from her husband during her rehabilitation time. 
Although she managed to pick up her pieces and press forward, she continued to carry the weight of the loss of her son; being a single mother of now two children; having a handicap; and toeing the line between allowing her children to have a drug addicted father or no father present at all.  Oh and let’s not forget having a bout with Post Partum Depression, and the discovery that she had developed PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) .  But still, she pressed on even while those around her passed judgment. 
I chose Lycretia Davis as my inspiration today, because no matter what life has thrown at her she still presses on.  She could have used her circumstances as an excuse to throw in the towel and give up so many times, and I’m sure she wanted, but she didn’t.  Instead, she reached out for help, and wrote her way out.   She took what comes natural to her, and used it as a healthy way to process out her pain.  Now she has two published books and a third on the way.  She has even started several side businesses to generate an inheritance, and show her children what it means to have multiple streams of income.  For that, she inspires me.
Today I salute you Lycretia Davis for your strength, dedication, love, and relentless spirit.  I dedicate to you Ready Aim by Mali Music.  
As always, thank you for stopping by, and remember today is a great day to Be Friendly, Show Favor, and Give Love to those you come in contact with.  Have a safe and wonderful day!

Published by T. Lynn Tate

I am a story mid-wife, writer, and Talk Show Host. I specialize in helping women tell their stories of healing to wholeness through various faith-based genres. I am the host of the online talk show series Penned The Writer's Utopia and Sip & Chat with T. Lynn.

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