Not everyone can boast that they are fortunate enough to have their great-great grandmother in their lives. Hazel (and her cousin Kaya) can.
But Hazel, like mommy, can boast that she is named for this great lady in her life.
Whenever I see Hazel the First and Hazel the Second with their heads together engaged in private conversation, my heart just warms as I recall memories of Holly Austa sharing secrets with Austa.
Five generations: Hazel Faye – daughter of Holly – daughter of Bill – son of Dorothy – daughter of Hazel.
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all the generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
~Thich Nhat Hanh