Please know that you and the good folks working together on the upcoming 300th are surely in my thoughts and prayers as you answer your higher calling on various levels.
On a personal note….
I am one voice….one face….one lifelong student….one teacher living right here on the homefront that serves as a multi-generational reminder of those Ancestors having come before me. May we acknowledge….honor….remember those having come before…including individuals noted as Ancestors having chosen to NEVER leave eastern~coastal NC.
I embrace all branches of my family tree. This includes my local indigenous roots and roots from foreign shores. (By divine grace…. I continue being a lifelong student…a work in progress.)
The following is a quote (lifted from a little book for young students) that I was moved to write a few years ago.
Teresa Morris Quote:
“The elders have taught us that in everything we do, we must consider how it will affect the next Seven Generations. The idea is that if each Generation did this we would all be taken care of, because our beloved Ancestors will have cleared the path for us to travel forward….in a good way.
Long ago our Ancestors walked this land and fished these living waters. This was their birthing place…resting place…original homeland…Promised Land~created to be held in a Living Trust, not just by man-made laws or conditions, but by the spiritual laws and conditions of our Creator, God, Almighty.
Long ago this Living Trust was broken, and so was our family circle. Today, we give thanks as our circle is once again being restored as we reach out to connect with one another, unify, heal and come together as an extended family. Yah kwen’~heh!
Blessings & Grace