12 Oct 2011, 8:30am
Chronicles Of A Stay At Home Mom:
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  • Chronicles: Some things are more important

    For sure.

    The other day I was sifting through my list of favorite blogs, enjoying others’ photos, stories of their lives, advice, opinions…the whole gamete.   It’s fun.  A lot of the blogs I read inspire me in some way.  I have “blog heroes”.  The people I admire have wonderful talents and great things to share, they’re wholesome and I always leave their blogs pondering, smiling, laughing and, in general, feeling encouraged.  But some posts are so striking that I can’t stop thinking about them, which is why I wanted to share one of my newest blog heroes with you all:  Jenna from Sweetfineday.  She doesn’t even know me, but that’s ok, I just wanted to share what I read on her blog.  She’s working on a project called The Mixed Race Project.  I felt like crying, laughing and smiling all at the same time, because I saw my face in her pictures…I saw my babies’ faces in her pictures and then I felt such a deep sense of pride for every bit of color in my skin.  Being proud of who I am is fairly new to me.  But I have a wonderful, wonderful heritage that maybe it’s about time I share.

    My beautiful abuelita, in her passport photo to America from Cuba.  (I really need to learn how to scan, uhg!)

    And my very eclectic grandfather with one of his passions, horses.

    Her project inspired me to do a little digging into our family roots and soon I’ll have a post sharing those details with you all.  Sometimes, it’s important to know who you are, who your people are.  We all need that feeling of being connected, knowing that we “belong”, or “fit”.  It’s not always easy when you’re mixed because of the pull from both cultures, but at least you know what you’re made of.  There is a lot to be proud of running through my veins…

    I’m mixed.  And I don’t mind at all.

    God made you in His image. He made you to be perfect…. As a reflection of Him. You are just as He imagined. Beautiful.

    13 Oct 2011, 11:37pm
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    Thank you :)

    Oh, Misha… I am so glad you posted this. For some reason, the photo of your grandmother almost brought tears to my eyes. I love that you own your heritage with pride. :)

    13 Oct 2011, 11:38pm
    by Mommy Hobbies

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    Yes, I wish I had scanned it because the “picture of a picture” didn’t do it justice. I just might scan it and re-post. Be on the lookout.
    And oh, how I love where my roots are nested.

    OMG Meesh! You are the spittin’ image of your abuelita! Wow…crazy. You are so beautiful friend :)

     

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