Britt here. Chiming in from Texas, wife to my college sweetheart and new mom championing conservation, wellness, the great outdoors and every path in between after His heart. Selah.
Blue Heritage is a collection years in the making, but it's a product of experiences documented, relationships that brought new perspectives, curated passion projects and shower thoughts remembered—more or less. When my son was born, I became this woman who decided to choose freedom. I chose to not feel buried in the mess, but to be planted in truth and hope; to forgive and lean in to the now; to revel in discovery because we've preserved our history.
There is always more to the story, but these are my musings: findings that set my heart on fire, a state that deserves our stewardship, plant-filled bottles to fuel my family's wellness and lessons of self love, and James Cash, the little blue-eyed babe who made me a madre and my best friend a papa bear.
Speaking of, that's James to the left. He isn't fond of this photo, but it was taken at our family ranch in Bandera at a reunion on a summer day in July. It was the day our son was introduced to the family tree officially. And by introduced, I mean held a little too much like Simba for everyone to see under the old cotton wood tree that has served as the centerpiece for our gatherings for more than 50 years. Cash smiled and kicked his little legs in the air, round belly and chubby fingers wiggling around.
On the daily, I'm a millennial granted many opportunities to work alongside kind, driven and intelligent people who have influenced a part of my strategic mind and career-focused endeavors. Because of those who reached back and took the time to invest in me, I work for an institute near and dear to my heart for a cause built for the conservationist in me and in every generation before me. Because of those people, I was equipped to make the leap into a career that I'm proud to say I write and rewrite the script for in anticipation for when Cash asks me what I do for a living. At this rate, he'll understand every word from conservation to military sustainability.
It's a part of his heritage.