Saturday, November 28, 2015
Have you ever just conducted a random search that yielded some information? This is exactly what I did about 20 minutes ago. Although the information gave me a piece of the puzzle, it also gave me more questions. On top of that I now must revisit some information that I recently confirmed. I know that my grandma Pebaleader Kellum is trying to tell me something, but I don't quite know what it is. I must turn to my research gurus to ensure that I am looking at all perspectives without any blinders. The one thing I know for sure, is that my grandmother is guiding me to my grandfather, Robert Willie Stitt Sr. At this time, I must be still and wait for my grandmother Pebaleader.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
As I give thanks to the Most High for all the blessing bestowed on me and my family, I must express my happiness at finding out more about the lives of many of my ancestors. I have gained much more than I anticipated. This journey of discovery began as my way of dealing with my father's death, a way to get to know more about my father which in turn I would learn more about myself. This goal has definitely been achieved. However, in addition I have connected and established a relationship with many family members. From the moment my Aunt Anna introduced me to cousin Cheryl and her mother, I did not imagine how this journey would have developed. It is such a blessing to be able to have a better understanding of the man my father was, as well as an understanding of who my ancestors were. I came from a pretty patch worked legacy that is intricately woven. This legacy is one I am very proud of and become even more proud the more I learn about my ancestors. With the help of the ancestors I was able to navigate through the grieving process. It is so true how the ancestors reach beyond their final resting place to help guide us.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
To my surprise I received additional information on Grandma Peb that directed me to her death information. Her unique name was intriguing to me from the moment I first heard it. It was that feeling that Grandma's name as well as Grandpa Alpha Omega that influenced my yearning to learn more about my ancestors. Today I was able to find my great grandmother. I am so excited to speak to my cousin who will be able to tell me more about my grandmother in order to get a more well rounded picture of her life so that her story may be passed down authentically. It is amazing how the ancestors have a way of reaching beyond their final resting place to guide us right to them.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
I woke up this morning thinking of my father, affectionately referred to as Junie. It's been almost 3 years since his death. Today is one of those does I really wish that I could pick up the phone, which was customary, and talk to him. I know you are looking down smiling upon us. There is not a day that I don't celebrate your life and try to govern myself in a manner in which you would be proud. I am glad that we were able to strengthen our relationship and be able to enjoy one another. Today is just one of those days that I am missing my daddy. Sending bundles of love up to Heaven. See ya later love you bye, your Annie Oakley