Friday, July 15, 2011

Blessed To Be A Blessing

I often think about the mission of this blog and I how I want to convey my life for the use of this community. Some weeks more than others. This week was one of those weeks.

As I thought about where my I have been in life and where my life is heading, I kept coming back to the same important thought -- I'm blessed to be a blessing.

I have been through a lot in my life. Trials and triumphs. Bad times and ugly times. Hard times and harder times. But when it all boils down, I know that I've had a lot more ups than downs. In my opinion anyway.


I've shared some of my most personal stories on this here place and space.

My struggles with dealing with an unexpected pregnancy.

My struggles with learning to cook. Or the fact that I was totally cooking-impaired. I still am. But just a lil bit.

My experience with domestic violence and the decision to leave the relationship.

My struggles with accepting my single-mom status.

The boundaries and privacy issues that have arisen as I attempt to use the bathroom sans Aiden.

My struggles with starting, sticking with, and finishing graduate school as a solo parent. #Winning.

The lessons that I've learned from being in an abusive, toxic relationship.

My dating escapades as a young, single mom.

And much, much more.

My story is far from perfect. I've made mistakes. Lots of 'em. And I've even shared those mistakes with you. Because I've bounced back from them. Most of 'em anyway. And they've made me into the person that I am today.


It takes an immense amount of strength to be vulnerable and personal and lay it all out there -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.


When I think about the mission of this blog, the one thing that comes to mind is that I want to be a blessing to someone else. And I pray that I have been because, in reality, none of this'll matter if I am not a blessing to you in some way. If you are not inspired by this community that we've created, then it'll all be in vain.

But it hasn't been. Because you are blessed to be a blessing. And I am blessed to be a blessing.

So thank you. And you. And you. And you. For making Mommy Delicious the community that it has become. This is only the beginning. We've only scratched the surface. And it's never felt better.

High five.


  1. You are a blessing and I feel blessed to know you!

  2. You inspire me! Thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for being real.

  3. You inspire me just from your drive and motivation! You should think about writing a book. You have a lot to share!

  4. Go Alicia! :) Mommy Delicious is an amazing community. I don't even remember how I met you but I am so glad I did!!!

  5. Trust me your sharing is not in vain. I am glad to be a part of Mommy Delicious. Looking forward to seeing what the future holds.

  6. You are an inspiration and my day is always brighter when I visit your blog.
    Continue to do what you are doing as am sure this community which you have founded is counting on it. Lol, me too.

  7. I think you've totally accomplished the mission of your blog. I'm inspired, and encouraged, every time I come by (and not to mention your're an amazing writer).

  8. You are blessed and a blessing to everyone who meets you IRL on in the blogosphere...keep on inspiring!

  9. i remember the day that i discovered your blog and knew that your blog was something special.. and day in and day out you continue to prove it :-) kudos to you on mission accomplished..

  10. Thank you so much for your honesty about your experiences! Indeed you are a blessing and inspiration!

  11. You are definitely a blessing, Alicia. I visit your blog regularly and often I am inspired by all that you have acheived. Coming here and reading your entries just proves to me that what I think is impossible, is actually possible. And coming to that realization is nothing short of a blessing.

    Thank you for being that inspiration, Alicia. :)

  12. Yes you have. My son is 12 and reading about Aiden brings back so many wonderful memories. Your graduation kept me going when I wanted to quit (felt that way this morning but overcame it) and so many other things you've shared. Keep writing. I remember I started to change the focus of my blog because I felt folks would skip over it if I kept writing/sharing about my faith but nope GOD gave it to me to be a blessing. Your transparency is appreciated.


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