i love how smitten dad is with his little one and also the layers of history i see on the wall behind them.
hearing family history stories from my grandparents & parents is such a joy to me. my dad tells audrey stories about when i was little when they’re together and so I started telling her the family history stories I knew as bedtime stories. do you know any good ones? my favorite in our family is about annie laurie and how when she got a letter that her husband was injured in the war, she asked her sisters to watch her children, hitched her wagon and went to get him…she didn’t know exactly where he was but was determined to find him. i love it because it makes me feel like i’ve got a little annie laurie’s deep love and determination woven onto my dna – and audrey does as well.
- keeping a journal
- interviewing your oldest family members and writing down what you learn…the collection of stories could be a beautiful treasure for other family members
a friend of a friend was featured on a program recently where she did family history research and found stories that were a healing balm to her after the loss of a child *and* a brother. families are such an incalculable strength – love love love mine and so love documenting yours!