November 8, 2018
An African Proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, I think it takes a village to raise a child, to live life, and to survive. I have the best village ever!! They are my tribe! My peeps! My Family!! However, you may wonder, “What is a village? What does a village consist of?” For my purposes, my village is something else. It is something very special. It may be easier for me to tell you what a village is not. My village is not as the dictionary describes it, “A group of houses and associated buildings, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town, situated in a rural area. Nor is it a self-contained district or community with in a town or city.”
They are the people who are important to my family and me.
They are of many backgrounds, nationalities, and religions.
They are the closest to my heart.
They love me fiercely as I love them.
They belong to me even though we are not blood related.
They have celebrated and laughed with us during our happy times/strong>
They have comforted & cried with us during our times of sorrow, grief, & despair. I love them with all of my heart!
They are my family!
On the night of Thursday, October 25, my daughters and I decided to celebrate Michael’s 50th birthday (which was September 16), with a small thank you dinner to our village and a candle light prayer. Pop Skipp, my Father-in-love was in town for Morgan, my youngest daughter’s, homecoming and it just happens to be what we call, Michael’s Angel Anniversary. This is the day he made his transition from earth to heaven.
It was fun to gather with our family and reminisce about Michael, and what was going on in our lives. It also gave us a chance to spoil them a little. We had some of what has become known as my famous Mac and Cheese, Collard Greens, Chicken, Brisket and of course cake. We sang happy birthday to Michael and we just loved on each other. The only thing missing was his voice and his laugh. We know that Michael had an amazing time celebrating his birthday in Heaven, but we celebrated as if he was there. (He was there in there in the spirit)
Everyone that attended this celebration is special to my girls and me. We love them, with all of my heart, and I know that we could not have made it through the last couple of years without them and I thank GOD they are forever in my life.
Whom do you consider your village? Who is your tribe? There is a quote from Danielle Laporte states, “Find your tribe. Love them Hard”
Women Who Adventure with GOD
Be Around the Light Bringers
The Magic Makers, The World Shifters
The Game Shakers,
They Challenge You, Break you Open,
Uplift and Expand You.
They don’t let you play Small with your Life
These Heartbeats are your People.
These People are your Tribe
I love you all!
Have an Amazing Day!!