I am back home after going to Detroit for the weekend my family reunion. I felt truely blessed to be there. As a kid I really couldn't appreciate going but now I truely get what it is to see relatives from all over the US. To be able to trace our ancestry right down to the plantation we came from and how about I had some family that originated from scottland! It was really cool just to see a bunch of people that looked like me and my mom and Grandmother. I mean there were so many simaliarities between my family from Pittsburgh and my family from Washington it was amazing.
FH went with us and had a ball. My mom had some issues with him off and on the trip but that's a whole nother blog. He took some amazing pictures everything.
I got to meet my my Grandmother's three remaining sisters that I hadn't seen since I was baby. They are all in their 70's and look like they are in they're 50's 60's and tall (My grandmother is about 5'7 but her sisters are about 5'10. My mom and I are 5'5ish and wonder how we were pygmied! lol ) and are such ladies. Really a lot of women don't have the grace and class of women that came up in the time they did.
As the song goes "my soul looks back in wonder..." I really did. I mean I have family memembers that are artists, tuskeege airmen, politians, and truely love and believe in Christ.
Also I have a praise report! I am a spoken word poet and was asked to do a poem for the reunion dinner. I was advised four weeks prior and had a awesome start but I just couldn't get it how I liked it or a length I liked. So we get to detriot and I still hadn't had it finished and had decided to do a completely different poem. That is until I felt the vibe in the room and decided it would be a bad idea. So I break into a nervous sweat! I left the paper of the poem I had been working on and I remembered just enough to get me started. To make a long story short I when it was my turn to perform I recited what i remembered and freestyled the rest. No one knew and everyone loved it! My mom cried. It was awesome.
My aunt loved it so much she's setting me up with a prominate Pittsburgh poetry group ( try saying that 3x fast) that has serious clout natiowide! I promise when she told me what she was going to do for me I just started crying and praising the living God. I had been waiting for a break through and BAM here it is!
Also wedding decisions have been made. Our colors are red,white, and silver. FH's mom has finally stopped mourning (visably anyway) and put a guest list together. We have enough money to invite the family members we would like to and more importantly I stopped tripping about the details!