Wednesday Wow: The Power of a real Mama,Willie Maxine Perry

There’s power in motherhood, Willie Maxine Perry, a preschool teacher at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center is a perfect example.madea

She went through alot of abuse in front of her children and sometimes watching them get  the abuse too. To protect them she would sometimes take them with her to run all of her mama errands. They would end up in hair salons, department stores, anywhere to have a safe, and quiet moment. Emmitt Perry Jr once said, “I always thought I would die before I grew up,” as he recounted details of his troubled childhood, including how his mother tried and failed to leave his abusive father,Emmett R. Perry Sr.,

TylerPerrymother_articleWEB“[My father] couldn’t get the bolts off because they were rusted. He looked up at me, and there was a smirk on my   face. All I remember is him tackling me, and I remember holding onto a   chain-link fence so tight, my hands are bloody and he’s hitting me … I feel like I died as a child.”came home, mad at the world,” he continued to write. “He was drunk, as he was most of the time. He got the vacuum cleaner extension cord and trapped me in a room and beat me until the skin was coming off my back.”

Perry goes on to relate accounts of being seduced by a friend’s mother at age 10, to being molested by another friend’s father, to finding out that his own father was molesting a friend. And he tells of how his grandmother made a bizarre attempt to rid him of his allergies.

“She said she was going to kill these germs on me once and for all,” he says. “She gave me a bath in ammonia.”
He said that he never felt safe as a child. After another vicious beating from his father, Tyler says he  blacked out for three days. Every day, he lived in fear that something would set his  father off. It got so bad, he took drastic measures by trying to slit his wrists to commit suicide.

Today, this child is living a life most would dream of with money, fame and seemly happiness. The ironic part of it is he made it by creating/acting the role he wished his mom would have in his life. Being vocal,bold, inspiring, a warrior, a protector , comforter and then sharing other traits in humor, ole school wisdom,tacky attire and a bit of “I don’t give a rats behind abut the law!” Could it be her way of saying, I’m sorry for never leaving the abuse? Maybe she’s leading him into a situuation in hopes that he’ll always have her & and  the life she wanted to give him?

 “My tears were tears of joy, being thankful that I made it. I know that there are a lot of people out there with stories far worse than mine but you, too, can make it. To those of you who have, welcome to life. I celebrate you.” 

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Maybe it’s me but, I don’t believe that ANYTHING just happens.  Willie Maxine Perry was abused, yet her son is “ok”. It doesn’t always happen this way,  as we have learned time after time.  Being a mom is a powerful thing.  She birthed a son that brought ‘laughter’ to a sad sad world. Never under estimate your strength as a mom. If you are in an abusive relationship……..Leave now. Release yourself & child of the toxic environment…..the hardest part is to walk.

 

Till next time, QCSupermom

The FRESH Expo! The review

GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms,” and foods that contain  ingredients with GMOs are considered GMO foods.  GMOs are used in many crops,  including soybeans, corn, potatoes and canola. GMO is NOT Good For YOU or your loved ones! Give it to people you don’t like instead.Let them eat that garbage! 🙂

The Fresh Expo this Saturday did a great job in explaining it all!

For months I was hearing about the No GMO trade show & never really gave it much thought. I know someone on the planning team & I already knew that we would attend if for no other reason to support her. Although the idea of getting loads of goodies were enticing!  I really didn’t think it would be a big deal! At most, I expected to get enough samples to share with my sahm’s that did not make it out. Boy was I selling myself short! It was one of the best expos that I have ever attended. …..and I had all of my kids with me!

Just to back up & set the tone:        Just in case you don’t know who Iam. Let me tell you who I am.

I am the 37.85 year old  mother of 9 kids. 8 living. 1 one college, 1 passed from a AIH issue in ’05. 1 is a bit chunky. One of our son’s have an ugly kidney- it works  well though. My husband is semi veggie, the rest of us eat meat, but no red meat. We live off one income- I home school  somehow I find time to organize educated play dates for kids for Queen City Stay At Home Moms and I blog!  In 2005 I lost 78 lbs. , I eat at Earth Fare On Thursdays because I love the Family Night deal and I always ask why and love to figure it out myself.

Here’s what I expected: How can I & why should I care about GMO’s being in my families food. Lord knows there’s enough for me to worry about already with our diet. How much more of an expense will this be for my family? Will I realistically learn how to implement anything I learned there once I got home.

Here’s what I gained from being there: It’s all about education! GMO is a bad thing. It’s when food is tainted! Here’s is my husbands definition is;

When scientist alter/modify the dna/genes of a organism, i.e pants and even animals. for alternative motives.

  1. Increase profit
  2. Increase food supply
  3.  Decrease the number of farmers

High-Risk Crops -Click that link too- (in commercial production; ingredients derived from these must be tested every time prior to use in Non-GMO Project Verified products (as of December 2011):

  • Alfalfa (first planting 2011)
  • Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. crop)
  • Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Cotton (approx. 90% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Papaya (most of Hawaiian crop; approximately 988 acres)
  • Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010)
  • Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 25,000 acres)

ALSO high-risk: animal products (milk, meat, eggs, honey, etc.) because of contamination in feed.  It’s important to note that steering clear from these foods completely may be difficult, and you should merely try finding other sources than your big chain grocer. If produce is certified USDA-organic, it’s non-GMO (or supposed to be!) Also, seek out local farmers and booths at farmer’s markets where you can be ensured the crops aren’t GMO. Even better, if you are so inclined: Start organic gardening and grow them yourself. In other words, give processed foods the boot.

“Freedom, democracy, and choice is taken away. It’s taken away from the farmer by not allowing them to have their seed. It’s taken away from the consumer by not letting them have labeling to say what they’re eating. If there was labeling of GM foods, no one would eat it.”

Here are some links to help you begin your own research on the topic:

Say No TO GMO!

Genetically Modified Food Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

The Organic Report

Pregnant & nursing moms READ this link!

Don’t feed your own body cancer magnets!

And here’s news for the allergy suffers! I got that from off of Oprahs page!

GMO’s Are Poisonous.

 GMO Studies have proved GMO’s to develop cancer and die faster then rats who arn’t being fed GMO’s

My husband says that I am strait from the laboratory 😦  Yes , he was joking!

Here’s what I putting in action from today:  Reading and research more. Gardening pesticide free and sharing the information that I learned with as many moms as possible! Most of all making sure that any mom that I am in contact with knows the information that I now have which is simple Charlotte  is a great place to eat and here are the best place s to go! 

Check out this awesome slideshow of a few of my favorite vendors there! The photos were taken by the amazing Mimika Cooney of MiMika Cooney Photography   Thank you Cynthia, for inviting me, and everyone that engaged me in a few words and samples to share! Mom’s want to feed our families well. We want to know which products to stay away from. Because our dollars are limited, we need direction, clear direction & as long as I am Mrs. Kelle Pressley, QC Supermom, and there is someone that offers real life resources, I promise to spread the word. See you  all  soon!

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