I know, I know, I've been away for a while. Sorry! It's Summer! But it's all good because I'm back now and first off want to thank my girl Helen Collen for inviting me to her wonderful wedding this past weekend at the Ritz-Carlton in West Palm Beach. Yeah child! It was all that--a great reason to get out of the hot city. I even took my daughter so she could experience the hotel but mostly the love. Yes. The love. If you don't know who Helen is I'll tell you: A creative woman who wears her heart on her sleeve and would give you the shirt off her back. A true friend. And now, a wonderful wife to Def Leppard rocker Phil Collen. Which is why it upsets me so to read all the messed up comments people are making on the Internet about her wedding. There are allot of HATERS out there. But that's fine they don't know Helen like I do and while she is currently booed up with her new, handsome, successful, devoted, smitten husband, people with no lives are trolling websites with nothing good to say. But I'll say this to all my friends and all my readers: Helen is a inspiration. We women need to celebrate her and use her as a source of inspiration. We all know I've devoted the last year to speaking to women about breakups and how to face life after a heartbreak. Well there is no better way to stay optimistic than finding examples of other women who have found Mr. Right after a string of Mr. Wrong's and if Helen's story doesn't help you with that I don't know what will!!!
She met and married her man post-40!
She wasn't afraid to step out of the limitations of skin color and accept love in the form in which is was presented to her!!!
She still remained a loyal, devoted and available friend!!!
She loves her momma!
She's got a body from hell!!!
She's a God-fearing woman who was raised int he church!!!
She has a great sense of humor!!!
I could go on and on but I won't. I'll just post some pics of the wedding and on behalf of Helen quote lyrics from one of my favorite Jill Scott song:
"Hate on me haters, now or later, cause I'm going to do me. Don't be mad, baby!!!"
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