My situation right now

Sitting on the patio in a good spot doing my thang – people watching – after a long day! I spent my Friday in an all day seminar that lasted until 5 PM. I know, who does that? Fridays are what I call “entrepreneur’s day” where I beat my “Corporate America” friends off work and to happy hour. Lol!

Today, I rolled in Ocean Prime and before I could sit down, a gentleman asked me if I was “Kim or Karen?” And me being me, I said “yes.” His eyes got even bigger and then I said, “I’m just playing.” Crickets. He said his cousin introduced him to a Karen or Kim and he was meeting her here. I said, “well brotha you need to get the name right first and foremost.” And we both laughed.

I listen to him talk about his monthly experience at Stanley Korshak and his love of uber. He was a man with style and of course flamboyant but funny. When I ordered, he told Marco to put it on his tab. My man LL talks it but walks it too! Karen eventually arrived and I gave him two thumbs up! He gave me a nod with a big smile.

I continued to mix and mingle and chatted with Stephanie who was in town for a conference. She was too funny and super hyper in a good way. We even became FB friends.

I realize more and more, I’m that girl that doesn’t meet a stranger.

Oh yea, let me mention, I ran into a high school classmate that I was happy to see. He’s good people.

Well, the guitarist is back on, so I gotta run! xoxo ~Chante

This blog was written on the fly! #bloggedfromMYIphone

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Moms …the real MVP

20140511-094222.jpgWatching the first round of the NFL Draft and seeing all the excitement in the faces of the top prospects, I noticed a special trend; the shout-outs and first hugs to the mothers. I get this totally, especially being a mother to a son. There is just something distinctive about the mother-son relationship. Generally speaking, if anyone will be there for you, it’s mom. Moms are built this way. Not to negate fathers (my dad is awesome too) by no means but it’s Mother’s Day and our time to shine and accept our flowers while it is day.

I thank God for my mother’s presence in my life. She is a giant in our family with a true benevolent spirit. A couple months ago she became very ill from complications of her heart condition and we thought she would not make it. For the first time in my life, I was faced with the reality of one day my mother will no longer be with us. I know we all have an appointed time and life is not promised to us, but the loss of a mother, I couldn’t get ready for. It’s not because it was unexpected, but having that huge vacancy in my life when I know nothing else just seem unimaginable. Thus, I find it more of an urgency to continue that quality time with my parents to create those precious memories that I can look back on and celebrate.

Being a mother is an awesome honor. My mother took this responsibility to heart and provided me and my sisters with a great foundation built on love and discipline. My fondest memory as a child is my mother supporting my many endeavors and dragging my father (kicking and screaming) along to finance my “talents.” LOL!  At the end of the day, it’s all about being there no matter how much or little you have; being loving and supportive is not costly. In the words of NBA player Kevin Durant, moms “you’re the real MVP.” Happy Mother’s Day!

Chante Prox is a family law attorney and mediator practicing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area @ http://www.barnesproxlaw.com or follow her on twitter @ https://twitter.com/chanteprox for her sometimes random thoughts and whatnots.

Disclaimer: This information should not be considered as legal advice. Decisions should be based on consultation with a licensed attorney. This blog is for informative purposes only.