Ever since I was a child and my maternal grandmother taught me the song “This Little Light of Mine”, I’ve tried to be a beacon of light for myself and every person I encountered thereafter. Depending on the company you keep, whether by choice or by design, it is often difficult to keep your light shining and dare to be yourself in the face of adversity. No matter what foes I’ve come against or valleys I’ve trudged through, I’ve tried to continue spreading my gift of positive energy as far as it would travel. All humans are beings of energy, vibrating at unique and beautiful frequencies. Each of us possesses the ability to affect the world in a positive way. One of the ways in which I’ve chosen to have a positive effect on the world is through The Order of The Eastern Star.
I was first introduced to the International F & AM Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star through my father, The Deputy Grande Chaplain Aaron Williams, Jr. My paternal grandmother, Bertha Lee Williams, was also a member of the Order when she died in November of 1990. I did not know, while attending her funeral, that the ladies in white were her fraternal sisters.
Today, my father Aaron Williams, my uncle, Randal Williams and husband of ten years, David H. Slaten sr., are Masonic brothers in the Police Lodge #87.
My personal journey as an Eastern Star began on November 15, 2004. It was my baby sister, Ebony E. Williams who actually gave me the avenue for becoming a member.
As I embark on this journey of fraternal sister and brotherhood, I can only hope that my beliefs, faith, positive energy and “this little light of mine” will continue to reflect outward even brighter as a shining star!