By Inspirational Columnist and Author: Linda Mose Meadows

However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--
1 Corinthians 2:9

Monday, July 2, 2012


A Splendid Journey!
Linda Mose Meadows @ Historic Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose 2012

Witnessing historic milestones at Ft. Mose with our history loving, precious friends:Valada and Tom were awesome. Truly this was an extraordinary day! And it was a tremendous, eventful sequel to our inital visit first made (several weeks ago) to our ancestral home place, Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose located in St. Augustine, Florida. As I meandered through the interactive displays, gleefully examining the maps and artifacts in the Educational Room I received a great thrill as I learned and read the modest sign with the "big news" commemorating "Bloody Mose." I still had time and hadn't missed out on this important event! My vow to return back was kept and I thank God that our return trip came to fruition.

As we entered the park, the vendors greeted the many guests. There were approximately 1000 folks in attendance enjoying the variety of wares, being enticed with the smells of grilled food waffling through the air. The drinks and fruit were cooling visibly; this was truly an outdoor festivity. People gathered in clusters, some watching the reenactors: the “freed African Americans"  men, women and children discussing their evacuee plans, several other Hispanic and Native Americans proclaiming, “Viva!” while in the adjacent field the militia were conducting their marching regiments in cadence, and  preparing for battle. It was indeed stimulating and very colorful. This interactive performance was the backdrop for the assembled reporters and curious onlookers. Truly The Fort Mose Historical Society had produced a creative multidimensional palette for this living museum experience.

Day celebrating our freedom @ Fort Mose, be sure to reference:

It was surreal watching the reenactment of The Battle of Bloody Mose, but it was a dream come true standing where our ancestors found refuge and were determined to remain free! And the unexpected gift our sharing with The St. Augustine Record's Reporter Sheldon Gardner and Sandra Ratley (Howard University) regarding our family connection to Ft. Mose was amazing! Read all about it:
God was showering His sweet blessing once again! And not only on my return trip home did I savor the wonderful day's memories, but I happily read all about it the next day's paper:  The St. Agustine Reporter, imagine that!

Tucked in our hearts was the love of family and divine kinship. It's a fact that faith will take us to new destinations and continually point the way!

Peace and Blessings, Linda Mose Meadows: and the author of: The Blessedness of Believing: A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises

1 comment:

Joyously Saved said...

Hi, I really enjoyed your post on Fort Mose! I've loved St. Augustine since my first visit 11 years ago, and I've recently been studying Fort Mose and Florida's African-American history. Your photos were great as well. There's just something about people in costume that begs for us to take pictures with them! :-)

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