March 16, 2007

I am from ...

I got this from Lime, and of course if Lime is doing it, then it must be cool. So I gave it a try. While it put my already overtaxed brain to the test, I think it turned out great.

I am from hand-me-down dresses, from silver needles and tiny thimbles.

I am from the rippling pond glistening in the summer wind with a colorful patchwork blanket of floral fantasy heavy with morning dew.

I am from the wild roses and the strong oak trees.

I am from farmers and carpenters, Soldiers and Sailors, from Marys, Marks and Gilberts.

I am from warm embraces and quick smiles.

From “love your sibling” and “help each other”.

I am from the devout Catholics, humble Christians and staunch Protestants.

I'm from creole country, with its majestic plantations and cajun charm, gumbo and crawfish.

From the father who unselfishly raised others as his own, the mother who fought to protect her community, and the grandfathers who sacrifices their innocence for America’s freedom.

I am from dusty cardboard boxes, the worn leather pages and faded frames holding pictures of my past, those whose strength and honor runs through my veins. I am the bearer of my family’s history, the hope for its future. I am the protector of precious treasures that I will one day pass to the next guardian.

If you'd like to try it, click here for the template. Enjoy!

1 Tea Party Guest:

lime said...

that's really wonderful! i have not read a single one of these that wasn't touching and powerful. i'm so glad you did one. :) thanks for sharing (and calling me cool....i come from being a social outcast ya know ;))