ok, I wanted to go ahead and post this before I change my mind lol. sorry for the song lyrics not being in bold or anything, I typed this on mobile. hope you like it (song: To Zion- Lauryn Hill)
Michonne sat at the edge of the tub in the bathroom her and rick have been sharing for a few years now. The biggest smile slowly forms on her face as she see the blue plus and tears form in her eyes as she is overcome with happiness.
“One day you are going to understand, Zion.”
She looks up letting her eyes close as tears continue to roll down her cheeks. She doesn’t know who is up there or even if she still believes, but who else would bless her with this beautiful gift? She sends a quiet thank you, not knowing who would hear her but she is very thankful for whoever blessed her with her new discovery.
“Unsure of what the balance held
I touched my belly overwhelmed
By what I had been chosen to perform”
Her and Rick had been thinking about having a child for a while now. Rick has been telling her not to worry, whatever the outcome, everything would be alright and he would still love her just the same.
She didn’t know if she could go through this again after what happened to her little Andre. Rick told her that she won’t ever forget about her little boy, that he would never let that happen. He told her a story about how when he was younger, his mom had told him every day how he looked so much like his father that he didn’t get to meet, and how she could never forget his father’s spirit and personality because she felt as though a part of him was in Rick. He told her how he knew this was true because he sees Lori in Judith every day.
“But then an angel came one day
Told me to kneel down and pray”
She thought about all that she went through to get to where she was now. How when she lost her beautiful little boy to this sick world she also lost herself. She had almost lost hope, until she found some. That hope came in the form of a former sheriff, his son and his little girl. They brought her back after everything she had been through and filled a part of her that she never thought could be redeemed. And another one of her blessings were growing inside of her right now. Who knew that it would take the end of the world for her to meet these people who she would love and protect like they were her own.
“Woe this crazy circumstance
I knew his life deserved a chance”
Rick had just gotten back from a run he had been on for a little over a week. Michonne had put Carl and Judy to bed earlier on but she couldn’t sleep. She heard the front door close and something shuffling around downstairs. She hadn’t expected him to be back so late but she didn’t mind, just as long as he was here now.
Already wearing night shorts and a tank top, she grabbed her robe off of the side of the arm chair, slid it on and headed downstairs. She smiled as she saw him in the living room, and she quietly made her way over to him. She felt him tense then relax as she wrapped her arms around his waist from behind.
“Guess who.” she said as she stood on her tip toes to rested her head against his shoulder.
She could hear the smile in his voice as he answered “Michonne. I’ve missed you so much.” he gently unwraps her arms from his waist so he can turn around and see her. He pulls her into an embrace and tears spring to her eyes as she hugs him back. After a while she pulls back, dries her tears, and asks if he wanted anything to eat. She laughs when she hears him chuckle and say ‘of course!’ They sit down at the table and let him enjoy his meal as they talk about their days.
He nearly spills his drink as he hops from the table when she revealed that she just found today, she was pregnant. She hops up with him happy to see him happy. “That’s amazing, ‘Chonne!” he said as he scooped her up off of the floor and spun her around and she laughed the whole time. He placed her on the floor and cupped her face, placing a kiss on her cheek, then another, and another, as she giggled he smiled and placed a long kiss to her mouth, he was truly happy.
“But instead I chose to use my heart
Now the joy of my world is in Zion”
“Mama.” Judith said trying to wake Michonne up.
“Mama, wakey wakey!” Judith said as her chunky little hands patted at Michonne’s face to get her to wake up. “Here I am, Judy Bug. Mama’s awake.” Michonne said as she blinked her eyes open, getting used to the sunlight. She smiled as her little munchkin came into view. She was four and already so big, she was the smartest little girl and Michonne was so proud of her.
“Mama, what is this?” Judith asked as she laid the side of her head down on Michonne’s tummy. She started to rub her belly sofly as she listened, she could feel it moving. Michonne giggled as she watched the scene before her, “its your little baby brother or sister, Judy.” she explained. It had become sort of Judith’s morning routine to ask her that. Judith found her tummy to be fascinating and would make it her mission to leave her room every morning to ask Michonne more about it. Judith lifted her head from her tummy to rest her chin on it, “I know mama, ” she said with a smile, looking up at Michonne.
The baby was growing so fast and healthy, and it seemed that Michonne’s waist would get bigger everyday. It was just a waiting game at this point, her little boy or girl could come at any day.
“Judith.” They heard Carl call from down the hall. Judith lifted her head from Michonne’s stomach as she turned around and looked out the door for who was calling her. Carl soon appeard and smiled as he saw Michonne and Judith. He walked farther into the room as sat on Michonne’s bed and pulled her into a hug, they exchanged 'good mornings’ as Carl stood up. “Sorry for her waking you again. Dad’s making breakfast and he said he wanted you to sleep for as long as you need.” Michonne shook her head “Its fine, I was just getting up anyways.”
“Come on Judith,” Carl said looking to his sister. “You be good in there, okay?” Judith whispered to Michonne’s tummy and placed a little kiss to it, she looked up to her big brother as he lifted her from the bed to head downstairs. Michonne got up after them to have breakfast with her family.
“How beautiful if nothing more
Than to wait at Zion’s door
I’ve never been in love like this before”
The day is here. Starting her day before the sun even came up, having being rushed to the infirmary, and now hours later she is holding her bundle of happiness in her arms, finally. Rick is at her side holding her hand the whole way through. Her and Rick look at the curly hair at the top of his little head, his nose, he definitely had Rick’s nose, and his big beautiful lips that he got from her. They smile down at their baby boy. Rick leans over to place a kiss on Michonne’s head, “We did it,” he whispered.
“Now let me pray to keep you from
The perils that will surely come”
She holds her arm out to give Rosita and Denise each a hug for helping deliver her baby. A slight knock is heard at the door and Michonne shakes her head at Rosita and Denise signalling them to let everyone in. Carl and Judith are the first ones to enter. He gently sits Judith on the bed and she crawls up Michonne’s legs to sit beside her and her new baby brother. Carl stands on the same side of the bed as his dad as he smile down at his brother “I knew he’d be beautiful,” he whispers.
All of her extended family starts to file into the room, observing the scene before them as they walk in. Everyone all smiles and tears of happiness as they look upon the little boy. Everyone surrounds the bed, and a deep voice speaks over all of the sniffles, “Watcha gonna name 'em,” says the voice belonging to Abraham. Michonne looks up, and into all the faces of her family, then her eyes land and Rick and she says,
“Zion Andre Grimes,” she says, her and Rick share a kiss and the whole room is filled with cheering and clapping.
The name had fit like a glove. When she first looked into her newborns eyes she could see that what Rick told her was right. She could see her peanut in Zion’s hazel eyes. As she sat in the room surrounded by her family she was nothing but happy. “He’s pretty mama!” Judith said as she clapped her hands and everyone laughed. “Yes, he is beautiful,” said Rick. Michonne looked down at her little man and whispered, “Welcome to the world, Zion.”
“See life for you my prince has just begun
And I thank you for choosing me
To come through unto life to be
A beautiful reflection of his grace
See I know that a gift so great
Is only one God could create
And I’m reminded every time I see your face
That the joy of my world is in Zion
Now the joy of my world is in Zion”
I’d like to thank Jadakiss, Fabolous, and DJ Clue for coming to celebrate Zion’s 18th birthday yesterday. Not only did they come to ‘celebrate life’ with us but they 'blessed up’ the stage and crowd. Zion was elated and everyone got to witness these gracious brothers helping to welcome my son into young adulthood. Thank you again.
Community, friends and family who came to celebrate with us, thank you also! I hope you had as much fun as we did. Thank you all who helped make the event such a delight.
Zion, Love you bad! Happy Milestone son! I wish you Love, happiness, Wisdom, enlightenment and Divine favor.
Have You Ever x Brandy
Almost is Never Enough x Ariana Grande 1+1 x Beyonce Ordinary People x John Legend You And I x John Legend Supernatural x Miguel ***Dust x Frank Ocean Wait for you- Chris Brown ******Almost Doesn’t Count x Brandy In Love With Another Man x Jazmine Sullivan Dangerously In Love Part 2 x Beyonce
Better Man x Musiq Soulchild
******Angel of Mine x Monica Everything to Me x Monica
Zion x Lauryn Hill Tell Him x Lauryn Hill Come Over x Aaliyah
Sleeping With a Broken Heart x John Mayer
Teleport 2 Me x Cudi
Can’t Get Close x Sampha
Beneath the Tree x Sampha
****Too Much x Drake
Without U x Spooky Black
****Lullabies x Yuna
**Free Fallin x Ivy Sole
******The Moon Song
Orange Moon x Erykah Badu
Missing You x Case
Green Eyes x Erykah Badu
*****Manipulation 2 x Wale
Bring Me Home x Tori Kelly
*****When You See Love x Dom Kennedy
This Ain’t the Way x Jeremy Passion
Promise x Jagged Edge
*You and Me x Penny and the Quarters
Open Road x Chris Brown
New video: NAS BRINGS LAURYN HILL TO THE STAGE AT COACHELLA.
Last week Nas brought out Jay Z and Diddy for his set during Coachella’s first weekend this year. This week, he surprised the crowd with another former collaborator – Lauryn Hill. Fan-captured footage of this epic get together features the pair performing the Fugees’ “Ready or Not” and their collaborative 1996 single “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That).” Earlier in his set, Nas also brought out Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley to perform “Welcome to Jamrock” and “Road to Zion.”. See footage below.