I’m not crying, you’re crying 😱😭
Y’all know I joke a lot, but this was something that shook me.
When Chris called to tell me this, I was completely shocked. I was relaxing in my Comfy and just enjoying a moment of peace.
Awaiting my sister coming home for the holidays, I knew I had to clean and get some more client’s work done.
I finally dragged myself to my email and saw the ever-faithful Magic City Bar Association News You Can Use (y’all really need to trademark that😉) Email and I was expecting to see a nice recap of all the people who make Magic City Bar Association so great.
However, I was trying to run a summit and listen to our annual MCBA wrap up meeting this month. I was present to hear that this award was formed. God told me to just listen to the whole event even though I was trying to simultaneously host one of my speakers Raisha Williams for the Black Women Mean Business event. I remember hearing Eugene Verin (an esteemed Howard Alum *HUUUU YOU KNOW*) and Deborah Byrd-Walker (the person who let me help with MCBA banquet all those years after I was awarded the scholarship) be the named persons for the award name.
I never once imagined that that AWARD was for me. Not once!
I had so much fun in my life as a Community Relations Chair
(I think I found my thing 🤩)
Neena Speer (always hoping that the Speer name holds weight to honor my late father Donnie Ray Speer, you hear that dad, just another award to honor your name)