Author: Meco G. Caroway
I was lost in a world of regret that I needed a savior to redeem me from. Lost like a breeze in the midst of a hurricane, I was blinded by my very own ambition and I could not see nor navigate myself through life, not knowing whether I was coming or going. I made a plethora of mistakes that resulted in an avalanche of regret. Regret that once controlled my life and imprisoned my metacognition. I found myself like most people in a degenerating cycle fuel by the gravity of regret. Three specific attributes governed my life as the gravity of regret influenced it. I was governed by fear, bad habits and the opinion of other people. Fear of loss, fear of rejection, fear of failure and fear of the unknown. Bad habits of illegitimate desire, deception and disobedience. The opinion of individual, family, church and the society in which I live.
Born in Darlington, South Carolina on December 09, 1978 on a Saturday morning to Ernestine Carroway and Robert Earl Scott, Sr., Meco Gernard Caroway came into the world with some challenges. He spent his childhood growing up in a small town in Darlington County of South Carolina called Lamar. With a speech impediment and clubbed feet, he excelled in sports and academics. _ e majority of his time was spent to himself drawing and in the library, outside of sports. He was educated through the public school system of Darlington County. Upon graduating high school in 1997, Meco enrolled into the University of South Carolina-Columbia majoring in Biology and would later enroll into Midlands Technical College majoring in Chemistry. Meco attended Lawson Grove Baptist Church in Hartsville SC the majority of his adolescence years where he was introduced by his great grandmother’s best friend, Mrs. Mary Mack. Within the walls of the Mack family he learned a lot of spiritual values and guidance. He now attends Divine Destiny Family Worship Center in Florence, SC and works in the Media Ministry. He would later marry (Kyshema Chappell) after leaving USC and had a son (Jaylin-Mecal Caroway). Unfortunate actions would land the couple in divorce. He later would father two more children, D’Andre Gernard and Alyssa Elizabeth from Kimberly R Jackson.