My name is Tracy Jackson. I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, advocate. I’m passionate about my God, my family and my calling!
Wife: I’m the wife of a military man, Georgia boy, (double) master degree holding, Harley riding Black man that I fell in love with when I was 18. He’s a hard worker, great provider, hunter, fisher, man’s man.
Daughter: I’m the daughter of a mother and father who grew up in 60’s in (according to John Denver) “almost heaven” West Virginia. They had one Black girl, who my dad describes as “nice”, in their whole school. I grew up in a mid-size town in the Midwest. At 15, my parents made me transfer schools for liking (“going with”, “dating”, “talking to”) a Black boy. I’d like to say that in these 25 years we have been able to resolve the race issues. We have not. To date, my parents have NOT met my husband. I’m praying God will mend all of our hearts and use this mess as a testimony to His greatness!
Sister: I am the younger of two girls. My sister lives quite far from me and close to my parents.
Friend: What’s the saying, “friends are family you choose for yourself”? I have been blessed with many true friends. I believe they consider me the same. On occasion, one will slip in that I would have never chosen…and I’m thankful that God knows better than me.
My God: Has two requirements of me: 1) love Him and 2) love others (Matt. 22: 36-39). Loving him is easy…others, not always.
My Family: Is everything to me. They have shown me what true love is. They love me in spite of me. They make me want to be a better person. They make me laugh (a lot), cry (“sad cry” little, “happy cry” a lot). I’m SO proud of each and every one of them! I’m blessed beyond words.
My Calling: All the above.
Side note: I want to be transparent on this blog and share my struggles, my family’s personal experiences, etc. in hopes that it will help others. I have to be honest, I’m not quite sure how much I’ll share, or when, but I created a little section under catagories called “me and mine”. It’s there if/when I’m ready.