Til' Death: Lessons from Life, Love, & "I Do"
On December 21, 1989, recording artist Miki Howard’s smash hit single “Love Under New Management” was released (coincidentally, the same day my awesome Mom passed away from cancer). This song has always been a favorite of mine, particularly because of it’s first line: ‘Experience is a good teacher…’This phrase is more than just lyrics from a Billboard #2 R&B single; it is a fact of life. The best and longest lasting lessons are those learned from actual experience, from the first-hand hands-on involvement in a situation or circumstance. And so it has been with my life. As painful and as stressful and as disheartening as many of my life experiences have been, those have been the times that have not only made me stronger, but have taught me so much about life and about myself…Especially when it comes to love and relationships, particularly marriage. Each involvement left me with just a little more knowledge and awareness of self and what I need and want. By the time I finished my 13-year ‘tour-of-duty’ as a wife, I had earned a Master’s degree in Self-Love & Personal Necessities. I had also come to a startling realization about myself…“Til Death: Lessons From Life, Love, & I DO” is the cathartic catalog of my life experience as it relates to love and relationships, and the sometimes enigmatic roller coaster known as marriage. It is my hope and prayer that what is shared will help current and future wives find their best selves and be the wives that the Most High intended them to be. “I Am Fighting For My Healing, And I Ain’t Gonna Fight Fair.”