Bad News..... Good News

In keeping up with my accelerated, "catch-up" posts, I must include this period of time which was high and low for me. Starting with the bad news, I lost two close friends at the end of November. One of which was one of my best friends. Corey and Randall will truly be missed. They were two caring, loving and all around sincere people.

The died within a week of each other and so of course their funerals were very close. Corey's was here in Jersey City on a Thursday and Randall's was on that Saturday in Savannah. Randall's death really hurt me to my heart. Not only was he one of my best friends but just the way that he died was unnerving. He became HIV+ after his lover (they were no longer together at the time of his death and we will call him T), was still sleeping with his ex-lover while still with Randall. T's ex-lover has full blown AIDS and therefore T passed everything to Randall. On top of that, while I was in Savannah a friend of mine showed me on Adam where T and the ex-lover have a profile looking for sex and not telling the truth about thier HIV status. T wonders why he wasn't allowed at the funeral by Randall's family and why mutual friends resent him.

Anyway, for the good news. My roommate and I rode to Savannah together and he decided that he wanted to drop his car off in Atlanta. This allowed for me the chance to pick my car up in Indy from my dad's house. While there I was able to spend time with family and friends and am so glad I had that opportunity. Not only am I glad to pick up my car, and see my family but I was really able to see how much my dad has sacrificed to help me while in grad school and even up to today. Just goes to show that even though family may make you mad, you should continue to love and embrace them as people are constantly evolving and my change for the better. God bless him. Anyway, here are some pics of my brother Trae and his wife and kids. I will post some later of my dad and stepmom.





Now for something recent. I was offered the position today that I had been interviewing for over the past month, since the funerals. I even was able to get them to give me $2000 more a year than they orignally offered. Happy Days!!!

6 comments:

ReddMann December 22, 2006 9:48 AM  

congrats on the new job

Bougie Black Boy December 28, 2006 4:56 AM  

Glad to see things are going well for you. Like the pics. You and the brother have much resemblence. I thought, at first, he was you.
Good luck with the new job.

ShawnQt December 28, 2006 8:04 AM  

Happy Days! Happy Days! When do we celebrate at BBQ's?

Playboy Adonis January 01, 2007 10:12 PM  

Good work, you must have superb negotiation skills. Enjoy the new job.

Regarding the passing of loved ones, the places they hold in our hearts will never pass.

Saddened me to hear about the first guy and it makes me want to get up and do something about it. I just don't know what to do. Practice safe sex. That's the only thing I can think of. That and surround ourselves with open, loving, and self-respectful people.

Lyrically speaking January 04, 2007 12:14 PM  

WOW! I've been missing so much about you Ty, I'm so sorry to hear about both your friends passing away. Hugs*** Hope you're feeling better. CONGRATS on the new job...how is it? So you got your car, that's so so cool.

Lyrically speaking January 04, 2007 12:16 PM  

Your brother is handsome just like you, it runs in the family, the kids are adorable

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