I’ve been fortunate in my life to have a handful of mentors to help guide me with their words, but more importantly, their actions. The first, and most impactful, was my Grandmother, Lillie-Mae Norman Lang. She passed yesterday after 88 years on this earth; a servant to her family, her community and her God. Words do her life no justice, but I thank her for displaying what a life well lived looks like, along with allowing me the honor of publishing her memoirs and sharing with me a strong and powerful lineage that I will strive to uphold and pass down to my own offspring.
I know that the time between now and when we meet again will pass like the blink of an eye, and that there is a huge celebration reunion going on in heaven, but the current pain I feel in my heart is very real.
I will see you soon, Grand-Momma….I will see you soon.