While Nefertiti Holland and I went to high school together, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that motherhood strengthened our bond. She has supported and encouraged me consistently in the background cheering me on and I am grateful. As a natural born Techie, Nefertiti has a high level of analytical intelligence and has generously shared a few tricks of the trade along the way to help enhance my marketing strategies for Crying Girl. In all matters of life, Nefertiti is assertive, honest, and fearless – three important qualities of a friend. Although she is friendly and companionable, I respect the fact that Nefertiti is attracted to a challenge and enjoys taking some unexpected turns in the journey of her life. Nefertiti’s strength fuels me to be stronger when life presents challenges and for this Nefertiti Holland is LOVED!!!!
Fan Huang is a brave and true individual with a special positive disposition to electrify any room he enters. As a self-employed Artist, Fan does commission work and donates ten percent of the proceeds to charity. I’ve had the pleasure to work with him in launching the Crying Girl promotion campaign. Fan’s genuine interest in my story is evident in the thoughtful design of a book cover and web promotional items. Moreover, he possesses a clear-cut sense of morality and fair play, and is compelled to place himself in the role of activist if he witnesses any kind of injustice. It is not surprising that he oversees all Capital District Key Clubs in Anne Arundel and Howard counties. Above all, Fan’s desire to play a part in highlighting my Crying Girl story has been a blessing in so many ways and I am filled with gratitude for Fan. As a soon to be 2013 International Baccalaureate Graduate from Meade Senior High School, I wish Fan Huang all the success in the world and I can’t wait to learn of all the wonderful things he is going to do to make this world a better place. You are LOVED Fan Huang!!
Sanam is full of energy and enthusiasm for the novel Crying Girl! Always achieving goals, her drive, integrity and originality attract good fortune and success. Sanam is highly responsible, organized and competent. These characteristics along with her cheery calmness have enabled Sanam to be versatile and flexible in all areas of life. Her quick, creative mind is especially impressive in problem solving situations, as she is known to find ingenious ways to overcome challenges. I have been blessed to have Sanam in my corner especially when times got tough. She’s held the torch for me in times of darkness and I love her for it! I thank Sanam for being supportive of my dreams. Sanam Joon is LOVED!
Ayinde Holland of Ayinde’s Salon is a skilled stylist that knows how to masterfully create the best style for each of his clients. You are guaranteed to leave his chair looking your absolute best! Ayinde possesses a lot of ambition and works tirelessly toward a goal as seen in his new salon. He is dedicated to making every person feel welcomed and ensures optimal care regarding their experience at Ayinde’s Salon. Much love and gratitude to Ayinde for donating hair and make-up services to the Crying Girl!! She surely was not crying when she saw how beautiful she looked after 13 inches of hair was cut off! I wish Ayinde the best and I thank him for his generosity!
Ayinde is LOVED!
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Kim Roane has a natural talent for assessing every situation and measuring everyone she meets. Lucky for me, she has always seen a friend in me since we were in elementary school! I am drawn to Kim because she has always been honest and trustworthy while optimistically providing hope. Just in the past five years, we have shared in some of life’s beauties together as we have both evolved together on the journey of motherhood. We’ve seen each other through some hard times and some everlasting moments. I thank Kim for her constant encouragement and positive energy as I am reaching my writing goals. Kim Roane, you are LOVED!!!
Tamara Holland is a uniquely inquisitive individual with an insatiable desire to explore the world in all of its diversity. We share a multi-ethnic palate that is a joy to indulge in when we get a chance to visit with one another. Fascinated with the tiny details that can make all the difference, Tamara’s logical mind puts her in a position to make pioneering contributions to the world. She is one of the most resourceful people that I know, having the wherewithal on topics ranging from beauty to card making to how to run a business and running a house hold all at the same time! It is more challenging to form close bonds as we get older and I am glad that I’ve had the opportunity to be friends with Tamara. Her prayers, generosity and sincerity have been the stars in the sky when my world was full of darkness. Tamara Holland is LOVED!!!
My friendship with Monique Richards has lasted since college because we share similar values and beliefs such as being hardworking, determined and inspiring individuals. Monique also possesses a powerful conscience and a strong desire for personal autonomy, which have made for some interesting dialogue between us over the years. I can always turn to her for an objective point of view. I thank Monique for wiping my tears, praying with me, and laughing out loud as we’ve had our share of things to both laugh and cry about! Her consistent support and love for me is very appreciated and it is important that Monique knows that she is LOVED!
Gayna “Theresonlyone” is committed to excellence and achievement. She has been my Face book mentor, paving the way to living a healthier life. Sharing the evolution of her weight loss has been both encouraging and inspiring for me. Moreover, Gayna’s tips on how to do natural hair have been beneficial to me as she has a practical approach to hair and also makeup. While it is clear that Gayna is a gorgeous and vivacious woman on the outside, there is an even more beautiful and strong woman warrior on the inside. Gayna has faced every parent’s worst nightmare, the death of a child. She has publicly shared the cause of death and how it can be prevented for another child. From the bottom of my heart, I commend Gayna for opening her heart like this because I can only imagine how she feels. As a woman and as a mother, I want Gayna to know that she is LOVED and appreciated for being courageously generous. God bless you and your family.
Ivan Alemanji inspires feelings of emotional and spiritual closeness, which bring wonderful and interesting people into his life; I am happy to be among these people.
Ivan has an intuitive knowledge of the present and a tolerance for the past, which make him creative. His instinctive gift of being able to sense the moods of other people and understand more about what is going on around him has provided healing to those close to Ivan. Fighting against the suffering and injustices of the world, Ivan uses his sword in the spoken word. He has generously shared his talent by creating an original song for the Crying Girl, which will be released soon. It is a blessing to watch Ivan grow up into a mature young man. His work has only gotten better from the days in high school. For all the love and support Ivan has given to my work, it is important that he knows it is given right back! Ivan, you ARE LOVED!
I am very proud of Amara Tek and her accomplishments. Graduating from the International Baccalaureate Program in high school and then recently earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from University of Maryland College Park (Go Terps!) has put Amara in a position to give back to the community in a generous way at the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project. Her straightforward and positive nature is paired nicely with a thirst for adventure. While others stick to things they know, Amara is most energized by what is new and yet to be experienced. She takes any opportunity to find a new environment or people to interact with, which makes her exciting and appealing to others. For all that Amara is accomplishing in her life to help others and serve her community- she is LOVED!