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Happy Holidays From L.A.

This year the holiday season was something different. First, this year marked the second holiday season without my husband. And if that wasn’t enough to contend with, I opted to have a long-overdo surgery to correct nerve damage in my left hand, which had me in cast from November 6th through December 12th. The only…

LaCharmine L.A. Jefferson
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Me and the Red Talk Table

Whew! That’s the expression that comes to mind after catching up on the last few episodes of The Red Table, hosted by Jada Pickett-Smith. The topics ranged from the highly speculated relationship between her and her mega star husband, Will Smith, race relations between African-American women and White women, and the importance of communication as…

LaCharmine L.A. Jefferson
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Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a culmination of firsts for me. Having lost my husband one week before Christmas 2017, Thanksgiving marks the last holiday we spent together, making today the first Thanksgiving I’m spending without him.  I could focus on my sadness. I could focus on my disappointment that I’m still in a rental home awaiting my…

LaCharmine L.A. Jefferson
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Young Love

I’m often nostalgic about the times of my youth, specifically the times I was in love. Although, I’ve experienced love as an adult, none of those compared to the feeling of love for the first time. It’s something about that experience that, no matter how much you love a person, simply won’t allow you to experience it {love} quite that way. The words that I’ve…

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