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Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Yo Yo's

We have been called many things but the official name for us..."Yo Yos!!"  It all started about 16 years ago....holy cow did I really just type 16 years Nashville, Tennessee.  We came from different places, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, & yes, a Texan (wasn't me).  We met our freshmen year and all but one were instant friends, we met her a few months later.  We gladly let her join our crazy group. 2 years later, we were all still friends and we were feeling crazy one night. We all dressed in our most gansta' garb and headed out around campus flashing our Double Love gang signs and saying, "Yo Yo!" in again, our most ghetto accents.  So, we affectionately became known as the Yo Yo Mamas and now we're just the YoYos.  We are still very spread out but we've made it a priority to get together at least every 2 years....sometimes every year depending on the situation and necessity of a visit!  The moment we all get together, I don't think it ever gets quiet.  It is nonstop laughter, tears, joking, venting, honest talk.  Man do I love those girls. They are family to me. 

Well, we all have stories and struggles.  In the past year or so, we've had major ups and downs in the YoYo family.  I'm going to share an up.  Nanna...probably the silliest YoYo of the bunch, has been married 12 years now I guess.  She and her husband have not been able to get pregnant.  They have had a long, hard road of miscarriages.  Well, about 4 years ago, they adopted a little girl from Guatemala.  She is about the cutest thing and so much like her Mama it isn't funny!!  They found out when she was a little over 2 that she has brittle bone disease and one more stress for them.  They are pastors in California and they are awesome.  they are doing incredible things in their community and just loving God and loving people. It's been really hard to be so far away from family and being in ministry is definitely challenging.  We have prayed for Nannah and a couple of other YoYos who have not been able to get pregnant.  It's heartbreaking when we pray for something that we think would be so wonderful and truly is wonderful and it doesn't happen.  Yet, there are others that can get pregnant at the drop of the hat who are drug addicts or abusers or doesn't seem fair.  There's that word again.  Honestly to talk to the girls, it's not their first choice not to get pregnant but they are okay and their faith is strong and firm.  And they truly say, "Whatever is okay.  We know God has a plan."  I love that about my YoYo's. They are strong Christian women!! here's the GREAT news, Nanna is pregnant.  And in the next 6 weeks will be having a little boy.  I am so happy for them. We are all!!   Here's a pic of my beautiful friend and her lovely daughter (and son).

1 comment:

decase said...

Ponce, I love this tribute to your girls. There is nothing like college friends. I can't believe it was 16 years ago either. I am so happy for S and G. She looks amazing! What a blessing! Miss you girls.