It has actually been rather nice. While working at Hair Studio, I learned that a lot of people actually wondered who I was and how I fit in with the Dennis family. Shoot, while attending the House of the Lord people did and still wonder how I fit in. Brother Dennis’s sister, but Sister Abram’s daughter? How come she don’t look like sister Darlene? Poor confused people of the world. In the second grade I wrote my name on one of my papers as Trisa Clark Payne Dennis Abram. Mrs. Beo called me up to see what was wrong with me. It’s been rather fun.Even though a lot of you guys think of me as more sisterly, I think of myself as an aunt meant to look after you guys and know your every move. I take my role in the family seriously and with deep appreciation.
I say appreciation, because there was a time, when I moved to Virginia, that I got to know what life could be like to just be an extra kid around. I found myself calling Darlene to apologize for every bad thing I ever did and sending messages to Dennis through her to let him know I appreciated him taking me in like one of his kids. I never really had to feel that fatherless child feeling. Darlene, OCD Darlene dealt with her lazy/messy little sister with as much kindness as anyone could. So yea, that’s my little blurb to kinda explain why I so see the value of The Parents and will always direct you to them. I even continue to seek them for wise councel even at the tender age of almost 30.
Over the last couple of years I’ve actually felt kinda ….I actually can’t think of the word. Let me try to explain. I get an occasional call from Seth to scold me for my words, or defriended from Nick, and when Josh was here for Thanksgiving and repeatedly let me know I was just considered a gossip It was kinda the last straw. As the sensitive one, you know I thought about this all a lot. Like, why would they be mad at me for knowing everything? Then I figured it out. kinda. I may be the other Dennis child, but I am foremost, the child of Patricia. I play the same role in this family that my mom plays in hers. She has a hotline that is just as busy as mine. She knows the goings on of every family member from the oldest to the youngest. If it’s happening in Louisiana, it’s getting to Patricia, wherever she may be. She knows things, and she is no secret keeper. I guess that’s me. I get calls from everywhere. I’m the old lady of this family, and my concern for your lives is not me being malicious or gossipy. It is me being a southern woman, that cares for her family. So this is a brief statement to say accept that and don’t come at me with no more foolishness. (I feel the need to edit that, but I simply refuse. ) I am here whenever you guys need me and I love you all deeply. I’ve learned a lot over the last few years, and I look forward to being able to share some of this stuff with you guys!
Peace and Hair Grease.
Wait, I’d also like to clarify that I am not trying to stand in judgement of you guys. It is important to me to see that you guys are doing well and putting all that good training you have to good use in your lives. I know there is a time to make mistakes, do unwise hings, and then learn from them. As the person that sees everything, I also know that that time of youthful rebellion or what have you can go from a time to grow, to a full on lifestyle. Also, as the emotional one in this family, I usually try to take the time to figure out my situations and my hurts, figure out how they are effecting my life, and then I use my training and resources to try to fix it. I’d like to encourage you all to try that. I’ll expound later. For now I’d like to apologize for not praying for you more. As I’ve seen things happen, or about to happen I could have done better. So yea, I’ll work on that.
Walk in Wisdom my loves.