May 6, 2018
Today was an incredible day! 27 years ago I left the University of Alabama without a degree. My Dad Ellis, my Mother Marie and my 1st wife Ellen always pushed me to go back and get it. Ellen started the process and told me repeatedly, "Siran you're going to graduate." As many of you know I lost Ellen and 4 of my children in 2007. That night a piece of me died along with them, but God was not finished me. Through the resurrection power of Jesus along with many prayers, I started a new journey and a ministry was birthed. In 2013, I remarried Jeannie Marie...my words can't adequately describe the wife, mother and best friend she has been to me. She picked up where Ellen left off and today my name was called and I walked across that stage. Dr. Bell shook my hand and whispered in my ear, " Siran you've graduated; I'm so proud of you." I graduated just like Ellen said so many years ago. There are so many that have encouraged, motivated and helped me over the last 10 years. Thank you! I would not have made it this far without your help. I'm 49 years old and my story is still being written out by God Almighty. You may be dealing with some deep hurt and struggling...My words to you are, "God is still writing your story. It's not over; don't you dare give up!"