be proud that you are trying to do better and change for the greater good. and pray for those who are committed to misunderstanding you.
They say books, songs, and a movies find you when you need them. I agree - for the most part - and I also believe your energy leads you to things that compliment your vibe. It’s certainly true for our second Summer Book Club selection “Jump Into The Sky” by Shelley Pearsall. I had an immediate connection with the main character because he - like me - is what some might refer to as a “military brat”. The more I read the more I realize I have in common with Levi. I am only a few chapters in so, no worries I won’t be a spoiler. However, the following passage made me think of this photo:
[ What I recalled most about the day was Wrigley’s gum. They were selling gum at one of the newsstands nearby, and according to my aunt, I begged everybody in the family —— and even some passing strangers —— for some of that gum. “When your daddy goes and gets himself killed in the war, you’ll be sorry all you cared about was a pack of chewing gum,” Aunt Odella had finally snapped at me, shaking my arm hard enough to rattle my teeth in their sockets.
Her dire prediction stuck in my mind for the longest time. I was sure I’d sent my father to certain death because of a pack of Wrigley’s. Never liked the taste of chewing gum much afterward. These days, all the Wrigley’s went to soldiers anyhow. ]
I couldn’t tell you how many Greyhound buses I’ve seen my Mother off on, or better yet how many I’ve rode myself. Me and my Grandmother of course - in the early years. I was thankful when we started traveling by car, plane and train but I have very fond memories of that old Birmingham Bus Station. We are blessed.
Happy 50th Birthday to my Mother! She is an amazing person in my eyes. She is my friend and I am proud to call her my Queen, my mother and sometimes my mirror. I pray GOD bless and keep my Mother for at least another half century- grateful!