Everybody wanted to get their picture taken with two week old Pearl.
Or touch Cara’s pregnant belly.
Throughout the ‘90s many Floyd women gathered each summer at the Indian Valley Retreat Center for Women’s Wellness Week – a woman’s retreat focused on ceremony, making art, the healing arts and self discovery. WWW was founded by our dear friend Ise Williams, who died in a car crash in late 1999.
And now we were coming together to bless Ise’s daughter Cara, who will be giving birth to a son in two weeks.
Lineage was spoken of as we passed around our aged woman’s talking stick, anointed ourselves and addressed Cara heart to heart.
We blessed her with foot rubs, wishes and gifts. The kleenex box got passed around as stories were told and memories were remembered. We showered Cara with love as women who watched her grow up and on behalf of her mother, whose presence we all felt.