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On this day, just 19 years ago, I gave birth to a chubby baby boy with beautiful brown eyes, dimples, and head full of black curls. As soon as my eyes laid on his, it was immediate earth shattering love. The kind of love I never thought I would experience at 18 years old, anyway.
The latest Windows phone that I’ve been able to try is the new Nokia Lumia 920 from AT&T. The phone immediately had me at hello with it’s screen real estate (4.5 in HD) and vivid color.
AT&T started a campaign to spread holiday cheer in a fun and exciting way. They’ve launched “A Gift That Money Can’t Buy”, which will allow your teen to send these specialized gifts to their parents.
When I tell you the feeling of seeing your child reach a major milestone in their life is unparallelled. My 18 year old manchild is now a high school graduate and I am so proud of him. He will be going to college soon, and I don’t know what I am going to do without my baby.
I have been self reflecting the last few weeks. With my son graduating from high school and moving on to adulthood, I have been looking back on my life up to this point. I’ve made some decisions that have affected me for the good and the bad. When you are young, you think you have the world by a string, and everything is going to come up roses.
Bullying has affected so many youths in America. The film focuses on bullying specifically in middle and high schools located in Mississippi, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, and Iowa. It is a visual harsh reality of what victims face just trying to go to school. There are scenes in which you wince because if you were there, you would do something about it.
Stop the presses folks, and excuse me while I relax, relate, and release. My son, Mr. High School Senior, is officially 18 years old today. He’s an adult (at least on paper).
I, too, am the mother of a 17 year old black young man. Who wears hoodies, drinks ice tea, and likes Skittles. This could have easily been my son, killed because he was supposedly of a threatening nature. Killed because he was walking while black.