New Category: Letters to My Kids
I was working on this blog when it occurred to me the amazing adventure I have taken to retrace our family’s history and record these stories you are reading. I know one day you will have questions and want to hear these stories…and this journey will bring us closer as a family.
I thought of the night your cousin Nile, and I, sat in your cousin Dugga’s living room. We huddled together to listen to his stories of the Martin family. He remembered people and events that had been lost until his raspy voice recalled memories, and brought them to life in his stories. I grew up in Minnesota, not knowing of Dugga until I traveled to Selma as an adult. Though years and distance had kept us apart, when I was finally able to meet Dugga, it was as if there was no distance or years apart…the very stories, and connection between family had drawn us together. I know too, this will be for you…
So I am beginning a section of “In Our Hearts” to write letters to you, my precious children. And I hope to create a journal you can look on years from now, and know how much I love you…and know what an incredible family you have!
Love, xoxoxox Mommy xoxoxox