Global Activist/ International Mom

Submitted on May 22, 2023 by  MasoniaTraylor


Masonia and her son.

How were you when your kid(s) left for college?

I'm processing so much!! Like did I teach him as much as he needed?

Was it enough?

Have I celebrated? I'm so in the moment that finding space to be proud is overwhelming. But when I look back at EVERYTHING that we've gone through… proud is an understatement.


Wow... I really have a son overseas for college. Something I had hoped for myself one day. It was a goal that I had for myself but I couldn't figure out how to do it because I had him as a teenager and people tend to drop support for you as a teen parent.


Masonia and her son Facetiming.

So I did what USA culture says to do… work yourself tirelessly and it'll pay off. Oh, how I was sadly mistaken. Working my jobs kept me away from him so much that I felt so guilty, I refused to go back to the pharmacy to work or to any job that wouldn't allow me easy access to him.

Then life happened and I nearly died and he became my caregiver over the last three years. Right, when my strength came back just enough… he's on a flight overseas to college in this moment and I'm sending messages, lol, mid-air on his flight.

I pray ?? that my sacrifices and hardships will be the bricks laid for his continued immense blessings. It's the consistency and tenacity for me.

We really did that!! ???

Today I'm 36 and we survived a whole first year of college in a different country.

Submitted by MariaHIVMejia

The fruits of your labor show with that remarkable young man you raised. You gave him the foundation, and look at who he has as a mom !! A true fierce advocate that works tirelessly for the community. God bless you and your family.

love  and light,


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