the 'five minute friday' topic this week is 'roots'. which is so fitting given the day. november 1 is 'dia de los muertos', a holiday meant to remember loved ones who have passed on.
for me, it's been the women in my life that have left us for heaven that are on my mind given the holiday. i'd intended to make a pseudo-altar in traditional mexican fashion (my husband's maternal family is hispanic, so i do want to foster the culture for my children who share a part of it), so i've been looking through our treasured family photos all week in an attempt to gather them.
what a beautiful and painful week it's been. beautiful because my life is so much richer having had these souls grace my life. but painful because they're not with me anymore in the flesh. but thanks to the blessed hope we have in the Lord Jesus Christ, i know i'll be reunited with them again.
my mother, her mother, my daddy's mother, my husband's great-grandmother.
they are gone, but they are all with me.
their roots run deep in my heart.
everyone has a story to tell! write, friends; just do it! join up with lisa-jo baker and her 'five minute friday' blog party each friday night for a fun jump-start.