Greetings, 
As you all know, the reunion is coming upon us, we're excited to see you all there.  In the meantime, we bring you some food for thought from our very own Roosevelt Thurman.  Take the time to read this in its entirety, embrace it, read it with open arms, heart and mind.  Read it time and time again to ensure you get it.  It is great food for thought!
 
LOVE LETTER TO MY FAMILY
 
It is with a glad heart that I address you all today. We are many members representing one Lillie Mae Moore. I appeal to you to think about what I am about to say. Allow me to speak from my heart.  As of today, I am 56 years of age.  I am closer to the grave than I have ever been and that alone has given me a different perspective of life, family, love, togetherness and legacy.
 
We have the responsibility of building a foundation that ages 1-18 can began to expand on NOW not LATER. There are many reasons we could all find to not come together this July 1st - 4th. Let's instead think outside of the box and think of many reasons why we should come together. Family must get past things that continually separate and defeat us as a family.

What are my children names? What are your children names? What are their interests? Would you know them if you sat in a room and looked closely at them in a room filled with strangers?
Why does my son ask are there any more boys my age in this family?  Why do we text and not talk to each other?  What did my mother or father do to your mother or father that caused us not to know each other?  Why do we feel more apart of associate and our friend's families and not our blood relatives?  Why do I talk about you and not to you?  Why would you forgive a friend and not a family member?  Why can I forget what you did to me,  but you won't forget what I did to you?
 
It is effortless for you to read this letter and delete it. But it takes love and courage to say, I see myself in here and not only am I suffering and allowing a deep trench between my family and myself, but I am also depriving my children from connecting and interacting with other family members that they need to know.
 
How many successful men and women are there in this family that know how to and will share information with other members of this family that may perhaps change their lives?  Why can't we trust each other enough to build a FAMILY business?  Do we know the foundation and philosophy in which this family was built on?  Do we know the vision of the elders that lived before us? What legacy are we strengthening? What is our purpose in the earth? What are we about?
 
WHY DO WE CALL OURSELVES FAMILY?
 
Some of us are selfish, insensitive and only care about ourselves. It's okay, you are not along,don't deny this if it is who you are!!
These characteristics exist in all of us. Some manage them better than most!!
 
My prayer is that we will come together in July 1-4 and dialogue, talk, rap, confront, voice opinions, clear the air and start over again.  Let's begin Loving, Caring for, Forgiving, Seeking to Understand one Another, Listening, Hearing, Opening our Hearts and Give FAMILY ANOTHER CHANCE FOR FAMILY SAKE!!
 
PLEASE EXPLORE THE WEB SITE and  REGISTER for the reunion.  
  • WE NEED A MINIMUM COUNT OF AT LEAST 80 TO RESPOND BY THE END OF THIS MONTH JUST TO KEEP THE BLOCKED ROOMS.
    • LET'S NOT MAKE THIS NUMBER OUR MAXIMUM, WE WANT TO SEE MORE OF YOU AT THE REUNION!!
  • WE ALSO NEED FAMILIES TO START SENDING MONEY SO WE CAN LOCK IN CATERING SERVICES BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.
AM I BEGGING NO!! I AM PLEADING AND ASKING YOU TO TALK TO EACH OTHER, MAKE AN HONEST EFFORT TO COME TO THE REUNION.  MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO SHARE ROOMS TOGETHER TO CUT COSTS INDIVIDUALLY.
 
LET US LIVE LIKE FAMILY THAT REALLY LIVES (TOGETHER) COMMUNICATE!!

PLEASE ALLOW YOUR HEART TO LOVE AGAIN I NEED YOU TO LOVE ME FOR ME AS MESSED UP AS I MAY BE, JUST LOVE ME FOR ME!!

LOVE WILL CHANGE ME JUST PRAY FOR ME FAMILY, LET'S PRAY FOR EACH OTHER.  I NEED TO SEE YOU THERE "WITH YOUR HELP WE WILL STRENGTHEN WHAT REMAINS", US!

FORGIVE ME AND LOVE ME, I NEED YOUR FORGIVENESS AND LOVE TO KNOW YOU LOVE ME!!

Roosevelt Thurman Sr.
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