WELCOME TO 2021!
Welcome to our RBMHB and Related Families 116th Family Reunion. My name is Edgar Roberts; I will be serving as your reunion president from 2021 through 2022. The reunion committee and I have missed you very much since our 115th Zoom Family Reunion last August 2020. We hope and pray that you and your family have been doing well. Our last year’s Zoom reunion was such a success and now I am looking forward to you and your family joining us this year for our 116th.
Having to make a lot of changes to adapt to the pandemic, all of us can truly thank our ancestors who brought us up in a strong knit family. Reflecting back, my eyes did see when you and I were younger we didn’t have a care in the world. It was always mama, daddy, grandma, papa, uncle, aunt, etc., that watched over us. Their many, many prayers guided us in the right direction although we may have occasionally wondered off path.
As you and I have grown older, our eyes can now see the glory in those who watched over us and now we can understand the difference between right and wrong and we can see the path forward. Now that we have become like those that we have always looked up to; who is it now that is looking up to us?
What family member is looking up to you as a role model? Our children, their children and their children's children are looking to us for their path forward. We must continue the path forward to encourage our lineage and legacy to continue.
This reunion allows us to see and reflect on the lives from which our families have grown or been influenced over the years as well as every family reunion member attendee going back to our first reunion in 1906. It has been a joy to speak to each of you in person at past reunions and we cannot wait until that happens again.
Until that happens, this year we will be having our second Zoom family reunion which will be our 116th reunion. Please sign up as soon as possible as we can’t wait to see all your smiling faces. The Family Reunion Committee and I thank all of you in advance for your support.
My eyes, your eyes and all of our eyes have seen what the past has been and can be like. May God direct all of our eyes to the future of this 116th family reunion and to this great family moving forward as we look to our many, many family members for guidance.
“I will lift mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalms 121