10 Signs You Need To Break Up

James Michael Sama

I am often approached with questions regarding how someone is acting in a relationship. I also hear and observe stories about people who are generally unhappy, and some of them are heartbreaking.

I understand any life change is difficult, especially break ups. There are circumstances involved, perhaps children, apartments, maybe a pet, friendship with family members, it’s not just cut and dry.

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Challenges in a relationship are normal – I often speak of the importance of commitment and how there are many out there who do not seem to value it in ways that allow for long term relationships to thrive. While I have, and would again – stand by a woman through any challenge or difficult set of circumstances life brings her/our way, I believe it is also important to note that this does not mean sacrificing your dignity or self respect in order to salvage a relationship that…

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Just Because

“Just because I love you

I’ll give you the world

You are My love

You are My baby girl”

My Heavenly Father whispered

As I waited to hear His voice

He laid down next to me

and gave me a choice

“Keep obeying My word

Keep putting Me first

Or suffer dangerous consequences

Choose to get hurt

If you love me

As much as I love you

There’ll be nothing in this world

That I won’t do

Keep giving me your heart

Keep striving towards me

Allow my presence to captivate you

Allow your eyes to see

All of My glory

All of My abundant power

I come to you now

I step in this very hour

To keep My word

To fulfill my promises

Love Me first

And there will be nothing that you miss

Just because I love you

I’ll give you the world

You are My love

You are My baby girl”

(c) Simone Holloway, 2014

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One More Moment

i want a moment

frozen in time

slow and endless

graceful and refined

a single second

to make a memory

to capture the essence

the beauty of you and me

i want a few minutes

an hour to spare

to say “I love you”

to show that I care

so… please oblige me

please grant my request

give me a single moment

to prove that I’m the best

the best thing that could have ever happened

to either me or you

relishing in this love

is what we were created to do

so…as we spend this moment

hand-in hand

as we allow time

to slip through our fingers as sand

i’ll turn our hourglass

as i see time draw near

for another single moment

to have you here

so…for one more moment

let’s enjoy our time

understanding that life

is one crazy ride

for one more moment

let’s love with all we got

understanding that destiny

only gives us one shot

for one more moment

let’s throw all our chips in

understanding that love

is a risk worth taking

one single moment

is all that I ask

knowing that given the time

i’ll make each second last

❤ Mo

“(c) Simone Holloway, 2014.”

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Surprises

Surprises

I just love surprises

“SURPRISE!”

I fell in love with you.

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I remember the last time we spoke

“I really love surprise visits” 

That’s good to know ;)”

Flirtations filled the air

between you and me

As we began to text

As we began to speak

I remember when you

looked me in the eyes

Told me you was destiny

Almost made me cry

SURPRISE,..your eyes said

I’m the one for you

Threw your hands in the air

As if I already knew

Time waits for no one

A surprise call every now and then

A smile lingers on my lips

As I think of you my friend

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Surprises

I just love surprises

“SURPRISE!”

You fell in love with me too.

❤ Mo

(c) Simone Holloway, 2014

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Awkward Family Gatherings

Hello Authentic Lovers!

Hey y’all!  I hope that you guys are having a great Thanksgiving holiday, I am too-kinda….. Well, you see- I am at the most awkward Thanksgiving holiday gathering to date.  I’m at my mom’s parents house and all of her family and even though we live in the same state, we aren’t as close as the other family members that live in town.  So I just pray to God that today doesn’t go terribly wrong.  I’m the only grandchild that has graduated from college with a real job and that’s kind of scary.  It’s like I have graduated from the kids table of my cousins and have entered adulthood to talk about boring things like paystubs and “making it”.  This is the first time that I have ever realized that there is a difference between me and my family members…like an unspoken rule about adulthood.  It’s so weird, so fam..please pray my strength!

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Enjoy your time with your family,

Mo 🙂

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I’m Thankful….

Hello Authentic Lovers!

As I celebrate Thanksgiving, I could not go on in this day without sharing my heart with each of you.  I am so thankful for God and His everlasting love towards me.  God is my best friend, besides E of course, and He has been with me since the very beginning.  I hope that each of you experiences this type of relationship that I have with Him: sweet, consistent and just lovely.  I am thankful for my loving family.  I have the most amazing parents and a great sister.  We have been through some hard times; homelessness, heartache, lies have been told on us, but nevertheless my family has been strong and proved to bounce back from opposition.  I am thankful for my spunky, over the top, super energetic sister Sierra. She always manages to put a smile on my face.  She has grown to be a lovey young lady and I am so proud of her.  I am thankful for my church family whose prayers have gotten me through some hard times.  This year I am really thankful…

Finally I am thankful for those I have loved and lost; for those I have given my heart to, for those that broke it; for those I made mistakes with and for those that made mistakes with me; all-in-all I am thankful for all of the life lessons I have learned.  I learned to be strong, to be courageous, to never give up.  Lastly, I have learned to love freely and to freely accept love.

I am thankful for each of you, for those who have been reading my work from the beginning.  Thanks for the encouragement!  Thanks for the love!  Your support means everything to me and you make writing such a joy.  Thanks for bringing joy to my life.  I love each and everyone of you and I wish only the best for you!

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

P.S. Eat lots of turkey for me…Happy Thanksgiving!

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Mr. Future

Hey Mr. Future,

It’s me…the present

waiting to meet you

waiting to greet you

waiting for love

Hey Mr. Future,

It’s me… here & now 

seeking to see you

seeking to know you

seeking to discover

Hey Mr, Future,

It’s me…reality

longing to learn you

longing to love you

longing to feel

Hey Mr. Future,

It’s me…your Future

looking to join you

looking to say “I do”

looking to be yours 

But, Mr. Future

let’s be

slow and steady

there’s no need to rush 

we have all the time

in the world

plenty of time

So…Mr. Future,

It’s me… your love

letting you love me

I’m letting you love me.

(c) Simone Holloway, 2014.

❤ Mo

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Don’t Be Discouraged

Hello Authentic Lovers!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 NIV)

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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Dreamin’

I see you in my dreams

I hear your voice

my memory’s having a spasm

as your face flashes across my mind

your name is on my heart

I don’t know why

I don’t have any answers

All I know is that my mind is wrapped

around you

&

only you

my mind and my heart is on you

That smile

Those eyes

That laugh

OH MY GOSH….it’s like a gift from God

An early Christmas

You

I can’t wait

to see

you

❤ Mo

(c) Simone Holloway, 2014.

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Free to Love

Hey Authentic Lovers!

Happy #FreedomFriday, I hope that all of you have a great day!  I am overjoyed to talk to each of you guys today, I haven’t felt this way in a long time.  You know… that feeling of pure excitement because you are about to tell your best friend the best news in your life.  That feeling.  That is how I feel right now, like I am about to spill the best secret ever.  Well dear friends…I am pleased to announce that I am free to love again.  Yep, that’s right!  I said it!  I AM FREE TO LOVE.  This is some major news for me being that I just went through heartache and really had this negative perspective of love in general.  My mom told me that when I could no longer remember the pain, I was ready to love again and that is what I experienced today.  I was sitting in my room when I felt such contentment and a warm feeling in my heart. I began to think about the last few months and I could (honest to God) not remember the disappointment or hurt any longer, it’s like my mind erased all of those memories.  I was amazed and just sat on my bed in astonishment.  Less than two months ago, my heart was completely broken.  I thought was never going to heal….never, but as I got up and kept living life- my heart healed.

God is so good because His love has the power to heal us.  He heals our past wounds with His love.  I am so content in Him and I know that one day I am going to be united with the love of my life.  God has created someone just for me.  The God I call friend and love only gives me great gifts and I know that the guy He’s giving me is the best for me.  I realized that if God had sent someone to love me, I wouldn’t be able to receive them because I was still broken.  I am no longer broken.  I am no longer bound to past hurts and regrets…I’m free.  Free to love. Free to enjoy my life with another.  Free to fall in love again.  I no longer have any type of hesitation  or doubt, I no longer question my judgement or live in fear- I am free.  Perfect love casts out all fear, I am free to love fearlessly!  

So today, I hope that you join me.  I hope that you come to the place where you are no longer broken, where you are no longer looking over your shoulder looking for pain and disappointment.  I hope you come to place where you no longer blame yourself for a broken heart.  I hope you come to the place where you can be healed, a place where God extends His love to you: making you new.  He loves you and I know that through Him, you can be healed and free to love.  I am free, how about you?

Until next time,

❤ Mo

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