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Blog to God: Documentary of Roger Alec Smith ” Bronx New York”

Posted in Blog to God on March 18, 2011 by followtheholyspirit

Bronx, New York is the place where hip hop was born.   B.X. was also the place where my mother and I resided in 1978. My mother found work as a live in care taker. She took care of Rita’s elderly mother. My mother being a care taker and living in really worked out well because it put a roof over our heads and  I could stay by my mothers side day in day out.  Priceless.. What a way to make up for lost time we had spent apart when she had left me in Jamaica to come to America. My mother and I had a lot of bonding to do and we did.

I recall my mother dressing me up in a blue and white sailor out fit with a red bow tie. Watch out B.X here we come.  We would explore the city by bus or we would take the subway.   I recall going to the super market and ladies would say  how adorable I was, pinch and kiss me on my cheeks. It was wonderful being a four year old. It was good times at least for a moment. I found out how everything could change in a New York minute.

The time had come for me to start kindergarten. What had happen? Had I taken a bite of the big apple?  Why did I have to leave my mother presences to be amongst all these screaming and crying children like myself?  It was a unforgettable moment in my short life. In a New York minute June 2 1979 my mother gave birth to my sister Cheryl. My mothers new bundle of joy… Joy to the world. Things were good for a while. I had my new baby sister and I had gotten use to kindergarten.  It seem like the good times were short and hard times were so long.  In new york minute I don’t know what happen but it was happening so fast and my five year old mind was racing with questions.  Did my mother have more responsibility and little or no dough?  Did my mother’s employer show her the door?  Was the heart of America beating fast?  Was this the pace of New York city or my mother in a rush dragging us from place to place  like Will smith and his son Jaden Smith in the movie pursuit of happiness.  I could see mothers frustrations.  This was no Kindergarten stuff.  It was live.  I was learning real life lessons.  I was beginning to grasp a sense of drive and determination at the age of five.   I take a heavy sigh and kiss that  memory good-bye.

The hard times we faced did past in time and we had settled down.  Going into the eighties I remember most of my mother’s sister and brother had also come to America.  My grandmother Hazel Smith and about seven out of her nine children, including my sister and I all live together in a home on Tilden street.  Then by 1983  the Smith bunch had parted.  My Uncle Oliver had moved in with my grandfather in his home off of Broadway in Manhattan.  My Aunt Nannette, Aunt Carol, Uncle Wayne, Uncle Michael, my mother and sister had moved in home located on Magenta avenue.  My grandmother, Uncle Junior and I had moved in with My great grandmother and great grand father, Uncle Wyatt and his wife Gloria O’meally in their home located on Burke Avenue  in  Bronx, New York.

 

– R.A.S

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Blog to God Documentary of Roger Alec Smith: Coming to America

Posted in Blog to God on March 15, 2011 by followtheholyspirit

It seems to me, that my mother was a hustler.  I don’t want any of you’s out there to get it confused about my mom.  So in other words my mother was an ambitious, determined, strong  Jamaican black woman who stayed on her grind.  Because we had made it to America in seemingly no time.

It wasn’t just anywhere in America but what is considered the heart of America.  The Big Apple.  The apple of our eyes.  And you say….  New York City!  The city that never sleeps.  How can we with all the people, the noise,  the excitement and the beautiful lights that light up the night!  The place where Frank Sanatra sang start spreading the news.  New York! New York! You all want to be apart of it!  And all my new yorkers say I love New York!   This is not another Bronx tale but I got to represent B.X. every day, all day because this is where my mother and I dwelled in 1977 or 78.  – R.A.S

Blog to God Documentary of Roger Alec Smith: Born into the struggle

Posted in Blog to God on March 14, 2011 by followtheholyspirit

How I came into being or my birth isn’t a delightful story. It wasn’t a bed of roses. Who feels it knows it.  I was to young to know, so I’m only telling this part of my life as I was told. I didn’t have the comfort of being born in a hospital. I was born in my great grandfather Mosley’s home. My umbilical cord was cut by my grand mother Hazel Smith. God bless her heart.

As the story unfolds It’s seems like I was born into the struggle At about the tender young age of one year old, my mother went to America to get her papers for residency, so that some day we could live in America. When my Mother went to America I was left back in Jamaica with her younger siblings but mainly in the care of an elderly lady she had known. Although my arm seem to be twisted so speak, not to speak. That sounds a bit twisted. I trust that you’ll untwist it and see what I’m saying. I must tell you cause my life has been bought with a price so my life is not my own. Nevertheless, On good days I drank sugar water and ate turn corn meal.  By no stretch of your imagination I wasn’t too far away from starving. The condition I was in if words could describe, was I had white scwal around my mouth.  I was Marga in other words extremely skinny to the point of my ribs showing. I had a bloated stomach and  flat feet.  In your mind you may see the imagery of a starving Ethiopian child.  My condition wasn’t so severe however I think I suffered from malnutrition.

When my mother returned to Jamaica and saw me in this poor unhealthy condition, she couldn’t believe I was her son. She cried and immediately took me into her arms. Filled with so much compassion she washed me from my head down to my feet. She rubbed my skin down with vaseline, & clothed me. I could only imagine I was looking so fresh and so clean clean.  Shining like the sun.  Glory be unto God!  My mother thinks by me telling this story that the elderly woman in which I was left in the care of is probably rolling over in her grave. I want my nanny to rest in peace so I thank her, my mother’s siblings, and the village it took to raise me. Looking back in hindsight with what I know now, I understand people do what they can to the best of their knowledge with what they have in hard times. All things work out for the good of those who love him according to His purpose. God’s grace is taking us through our struggles, pain and sufferings. By the way I especially thank you Mama.    – R.A.S

Blog to God” Documentary of Roger Alec Smith

Posted in Blog to God on March 12, 2011 by followtheholyspirit

In my Blog to God daily I’m presenting the documentary of my life. Surely you’ve heard readers are leaders; however even scriptures for many people has been best brought to life through sounds and pictures. Prehaps you’ve seen the passion of Christ and maybe on some Easters or resurrection Sunday’s you’ve taken the time to watch the greatest story ever told. I am telling you the second greatest story ever told as I live and repeat His-story. Jamaica… Jamaica… The beautiful land of Jamaica. Jamaica where legends are born.
I was born in St. Catherine Jamaica on December 12th 1974. In the wonderful seventies is the time my Mother Barbara Elaine Smith gave birth and named me Roger Alec Smith.
As you know Rome wasn’t built in a day. I have only begun to tell you about my old life before I was born again , God made and raised into my new creation, new life. Such history, present and future will take time to tell. In my blog to God day by day I will reveal the mystic, mysterious untold stories of yours truly. In hope for you to come to know and love the character and personality of Roger Alec Smith. All for the purpose of conveying the thoughts in my blog to God far away to up close and personal with God. -R.A.S

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Far away to upclose and personal relationship with God

Posted in Blog to God on March 11, 2011 by followtheholyspirit

In our lifetime the most important thing we should commit ourselves to is to knowing God.  I emphasize not just knowing of God but having a personal relationship with God like we would with a significant other.   We come to know God day by day by spending time in His presence praising, worshiping, studying and living by His word.  In order for us to know who we truly are in Him.  We are made in the image and likeness of God so as sons and daughters of the Most High God we have the ability to create like God.  In the creation of my blog to God as I present the documentary of my life, I hope as you get to know the character of yours truly, Roger Alec Smith that I will attract you from a far away to an up-close and personal relationship with God.    – R.A.S

Blog to God

Posted in Blog to God on March 11, 2011 by followtheholyspirit

A great man said, ” the point of my life is to point to Him.”  I believe that simple truth with a passion.  I  am focused and passionate about the world seeing God and my Lord and savior Jesus Christ, through the creation of my word-press Blog. We are spiritual beings on a human journey followtheholyspirit’s blog to God.

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