It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bat???

This bat has been on my house for several days now.  Do they move?  How can I get it off the house?


Still can’t quite see it? Here’s a closer look:


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Hair is Art

Crown braid cornrows with china  bumps


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Family Session Sneak Peek – Mooresville, NC

A family that photographs together, stays together.


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Family Session Sneak peek Cornelius Photographer

Family is one of nature’s masterpieces.


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The roots…

Style set for 3 weeks.  Loosely braided medium sized cornrows adorned with ribbons and purple beads.


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Family Sneak Peek….Huntersville Photographer

~ Together WE are FAMILY ~


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Remembering Rasheed Yakubu, the physician….

A Note from a Patient

Where do I start??  Well I was diagnosed with endometriosis in December of 2012 and was told by this guy…this physician… (Dr. Rasheed Yakubu) that I had to have surgery soon as possible I looked up at him and said I can’t do this. He said, “Don’t worry I will be there with you every step of the way.” Needless to say, he did just that over the course of 3 years of knowing him and being one of his favorite patients (as he and the nurses would say).

We built a close friendship over time. He no longer was addressed as Dr. Yakubu but Rasheed lol. I looked at Rasheed as more than just a doctor to me. He was a friend/father figure to me at some of the worse points in my life, he was always there to tell me to pick my head and be the strong woman that he knows and sees me as.

One day I asked him “Do you ever have a down day? Every time I see you you’re always smiling.”, he laughed and told me that whatever you’re going through that I should always smile because the world doesn’t need to see or know your troubles. I took that advice and ran with it as a life lesson. He was always the one who encouraged me to follow my dreams and to finish school I was so glad that he could be part of my graduation day from trade school. I think he was more excited than I was because he beat me there to the ceremony lol.

I can honestly say that I will never find another doctor/friend. I miss those days where I could just vent and he would sit there and he would just listen and sometimes laugh at me which was ok because we laughed at each other.  He did his job well and didn’t see you just as a paycheck or patient.  You were an individual to him.  I know he cared about every single patient he had.

Well, my friend is gone, part of me hurts, but I know God needed you more and your time here on earth was done! Today we all will remember you on Your Birthday and will celebrate in memory of you! As I wipe these tears away and get myself together I Wanna Wish you A Happy Birthday Rasheed! Rest in peace Your gone but not forgotten!


Your Favorite patient/Friend
Caroline N Hamrick

2013 Caroline Hamrick with Rasheed Yakubu


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  1. Aleah Mohammed

    Hi how are you, I am a past patient of ur husband he delivered both my kids and he was truly the best doctor, the first time I met him was 2005 in Jamaica hospital, I ask for a doctor caus I was in pain and he laughed at me saying he was the doctor dressed as a nurse. He was truly a gem, after delivering my first child I was unable to walk and he gave me a band for my stomach, it was really thoughtful cause all the other doctors didn’t care, it hurts to hear of your loss, cause I spoke to him last year when he came to NY, he asked me for roti, and I bought it and my husband and I went to visit him, I also finally graduated pharmacy school cause told me that always go for my dreams and I did he knew I wanted to be a pharmacist and I finally did it all with his faith in me, I wish you and your three beautiful kids all the best and your husband is watching down on u everyday, cause he was an angel placed in earth. Take care of yourself and hold your head up high cause he is always at your side.

    • ryakubup

      Thank you Aleah! I know he always wanted to go to Trinidad for carnival and it just didn’t work out each time. Thank you for sharing your memories of my dear husband.

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Our official beginning…Rasheed & Rachelle

We first met at my parents home in May of 1996.  He came with his sister.  He had just come from Nigeria to begin undergrad at University of South Florida.   I too, was attending USF as a sophomore.    I wasn’t interested at first but Rasheed kept coming to my parents house.  The more I ignored him, the more he made his presence known.  I would also see him at times on campus at USF and would just say “hi and bye”.  We kept ending up in the same circles.  On October 5, 1996,  we began looking at a each other a bit differently.  Our courtship began…

Here’s an account from us as to how our relationship began.  I started with my account and he ended with his.Intro

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  1. Clare C

    Sis, I applaud your strength and tenacity. I am so sorry that you have experienced this. I will continue to pray for you and the family. Hugs!

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My sun has set…

3 months ago today, my husband, lover, best friend and father to our 3 children passed unexpectedly.  I will use some space here to gather my feelings and journal about lives before and after his passing.  This will be the place where I can gather all my thoughts in one place.  Right now my head is foggy and all over the place.

I’ll begin with his obituary that was put together by friends and family.

Rasheed Yakubu

Rasheed Aimhanesi Yakubu, MD

October 17, 1975 – June 23, 2014

Rasheed A. Yakubu, M.D., 38, of Mooresville, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Rockingham.
He was an OB/GYN specialist with a particular interest in uro-gynecology and high-risk pregnancy, who joined FirstHealth Richmond Medical Group – Women’s Center in Rockingham. He previously had been associated with The Women’s Care Center, an OB/GYN practice in Huntersville for three years.

Born in Nigeria, Dr. Yakubu said it was never his intention to leave his native country but that fate apparently had other plans. Previously a biochemistry major at the University of Benin in Benin City, Nigeria, Dr. Yakubu changed his major to microbiology after joining his sister in the United States. He “fell in love” with caring for patients and their loved ones while volunteering in the clinic where she worked. Dr. Yakubu earned his B.S. degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he was on the Dean’s List of Scholars, and his M.D. from St. Georges University School of Medicine in St. Georges, Grenada, in 2004. A residency in obstetrics and gynecology took him to New York and the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens.

Dr. Yakubu was board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has been married for 14 years.  A love story that began 18 years ago when sisters Elizabeth and Darlene brought them together on a blind date. Although it was not love at first sight, Rasheed’s persistence and nice shave would eventually win Rachelle’s heart. Together they thrived personally and professionally through undergrad years, graduate school, medical school, residency and lots of moving around. Throughout it all, Rasheed’s love for his family was evident in everything that he did. His love for Rachelle was a real-life fairy tale. Rasheed will be greatly missed by wife, Rachelle; son, Rakeem; daughters, Rehanna and Raina; mother, Caroline; father Ikhazs (deceased); sisters, Elizabeth, Darlene, Hope and Juliat; brother, Armstrong; a loving extended family of Moran, Sanon, Rodney and Yakubu; and a host of friends, colleagues, and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 29 at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Yakubu family. Condolences may be made to the family at



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DIY Dry Erase Magnetic Calendar

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