A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.

For a brief moment it's glory and beauty belong to our world.

But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky just to have seen it.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Nalah's Ancestry

Nalah has ancestral roots in various parts of the world. Nalah was born and lived in Western Canada. However, her father's family came to Canada from Jamaica in the 1960s.  There are two families there, the Smiths and the Irvins', near Mandeville.   Nalah's maternal roots are in the Mennonite communities of Russia (her maternal great-grandparents fled after the Russian Revolution) and Prussia (now Poland). There are many strong people in her lineage, particularly her grandparents and great-grandparents. One small comfort now, is knowing that Nalah is in the company of these wise and loving souls. 

As an aside, Karis tells me that Nalah now travels the world. Karis says Nalah travels for a couple of days, they comes to visit her (dreams, or in her spirit form). Karis will say things about the world that puzzle me, such as describing the Eiffel Tower in Paris in detail, or mentioning "the ocean in England is brown". When questioned, Karis says "Nalah told me so". I am glad my girls have a connection in their imagination, dreams, and/or spiritually. I do not discourage it and let Karis express her bond to Nalah any way that she should wish. 

If you are travelling Nalah, I would suggest Jamaica. I am sure the sights, sounds, colours and music would intrigue you my girl. You always loved music, and had the cutest "happy dance". Somehow I felt inspired to mention your Jamaican ancestry today. You have strong roots my girl. Very strong. 

To be honest, if bothers me not knowing exactly where you are, but I am sure all these puzzles will one day be solved when we join you "where you are". 

1 comment:

  1. I suspect you are currently near our local hospital with your Opa, as he says he can feel you near. We never doubt your love, my dear.