Monuments of Life
This was my Mom's surprise 90th birthday, family had gathered from near and far to celebrate, her life in Mardi Gras style and give her thanks for our lives. From the 6 children that she birthed and her 3 step sons our immediately family is easily 100 plus and growing yearly!
One person can make a huge impact, she certainly has!
Among us is a microcosm of the world, our ancestry just from Mom's side makes us mostly Bajan, but also African, Australian, Irish and certainly
My grandparents sailed from Barbados arriving at Ellis Island early 20th century, Mom was born in Harlem in the roaring 20's.
People were happy, even oblivious. Then the crash of 29, life shifted drastically. The story is similiar to our current state from oblivion to overly conscious.
But what I've learned from this lady turning 95 today- joy within doesn't have to fade regardless of what is transpiring around us. Pain comes and goes as does natural disasters, fatal viruses and...
The circle of life continues and so should joy.
May joy live in a special impenetrable place in each human heart, no matter the outward crisis.
Like my Mom, I believe God's got this, all things and nothing is by accident or coincidence.
Can we share a smile, as a placemark to brighten a life, be a reminder, recognize our wildly diverse shared humanity.
-Fun Family Fact-
If my dad were still on the earth, he would be 100 years old today! How wonderful to love and marry someone who shares your birthday.
Mom & Pop
Life holds many joys for us to discover.
-Happy Nada Day-
This is one of my fav photos of Mom that I titled
'I Do Be Jazzed'
This brings back memories of 1977 and finding my joy creating magic in our basement darkroom.
Stop around again tonight, I will share Ms. Dorothy posing joyous for her 95th year.
(photo's came out fuzzy, oh well we can't always get exactly what we want now can we?