My aunt passed away this morning. Please pray for our family, for healing, and for peace.
There is a prayer, popularly known as the serenity prayer, that goes, “Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” I’ll be teaching that particular devotion to the tribe early and often.
My mother has one sister, who is married and has one child. I had not seen any of them since my Granny left us in 1990, because of a disagreement between my mom and my aunt. Because the disagreement escalated to a point where Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin have little to no contact with Mom’s side of the family, they hadn’t had any word of me since the early 2000s.
When Pop-Pop went to join Granny in 2009, I finally learned their last name.
After a modest amount of Internet sleuthing, I located a young man who I believed to…
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