LaQuetta Belvin: A 360 Degree Beauty
LaQuetta is married to JaMeek Belvin and, this year, they celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary. Together the couple currently has two boys ages 8 and 2. However, their family of four will soon be a family of five now that LaQuetta is pregnant with their third child. During their gender reveal celebration, the Belvin family announced they are expecting a girl. “We got our baby girl!”, LaQuetta joyfully exclaimed during the reveal.
LaQuetta is one mom who is absolutely in love with her children and with being a mother. “They are my everything”, she admits. She finds great joy in being a mother and looks forward to adding another child to her family. Her oldest child was a blessing that strengthened her family bond and brought she and JaMeek even closer as a couple. LaQuetta’s second son was a surprise. Her doctors discovered her pregnancy while they were treating her during one of LaQuetta’s flare-ups.
The flare-ups LaQuetta refers to is a complication of Crohn’s Disease, an IBD (Intestinal Bowel Disease). Her diagnosis came in 2004 when LaQuetta was a college student. It is a painful and troublesome disease that can trigger complications requiring hospital stays and occasional surgery. Her illness is not something LaQuetta relishes talking about. When she has a flare-up, she prefers to put on a smile. “I like to keep it moving”, she says with a laugh. “I tell myself ‘It’s gonna be alright!’, LaQuetta adds. And following her suggestion, I keep the conversation moving.
LaQuetta's Faith Journey
It was not LaQuetta’s own illness that tested her faith the most. “I’ve been through so many storms that have tested me,” she says. It was her oldest son’s surgery that put her faith to the test. During that very difficult experience, LaQuetta took the time to reflect back on God’s faithfulness in every aspect of her life. She then decided that she would trust Him through her son's illness too. Her fears were calmed by those thoughts. Her faith worked to strengthen her and helped her to remain positive despite the circumstances.
In those trying times LaQuetta recalls her favorite scriptures, Psalms 27: 1-3 :
This passage from the book of Psalms comforted LaQuetta most recently when she found herself hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. "Whew, I don't want anyone to go through that. People should take it seriously. It's real.", LaQuetta says. She was in her third trimester when she received her test results. At the request of her mother, her church family prayed for LaQuetta's recovery and the health of her baby. It took two hospital visits before LaQuetta defeated that enemy, also known as the Corona virus. By faith, we thank God for her recovery.
This year’s pandemic negatively impacted LaQuetta’ s career but, simultaneously, directed her into a new venture. Like many of us, LaQuetta put her talents to use and launched a quarantine business selling jewelry. Currently, her jewelry inventory includes her very own bracelet collection. In the future, she plans to expand and diversify her offerings.
The LB Collection (lbcollectionbrand.com) is the online market for LaQuetta’s exclusive brand.
What’s the next big thing on LaQuetta’s calendar? It is the birth of her baby girl. In just a few days, she will welcome her first daughter. But once she and her family have adjusted to life with a new child in the family, LaQuetta is looking forward to 2021 when she and JaMeek will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. They loved their last trip to the Dominican Republic but, this time, have their minds set on a new destination. Where will it be? Aruba!!
Please keep this beautiful couple and their growing family in your prayers. Thank you!