Hand in Hand - Old & New; Past & Future by ChrisK4U

Family: Life and Legacy

{image credit} As I’ve gotten older, the urgency has grown to collect my parent’s stories as a legacy for my own children. Yet while my thoughts have been drawn to history, it’s become obvious that my parents thoughts, goals and desires are most focused on their futures, on being alive and the years of life…

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Grateful for…things that make me smile

{image credit} Starting off the day with a smile doesn’t come naturally to me. Cumulative sleep-deprivation and needing to rush into the routine of each morning for the two little ones doesn’t give me time, energy or the disposition to smile. It’s something I often need to choose to do, and that’s apparently not a…

Will I miss not having my boy?

{Image Credit} I read a post from Tiff of My Three Ring Circus some time back entitled “Things I Know about Boys“. It reminded me of some thoughts I had when I was pregnant with my second child. Before we found out how difficult it was to conceive, we imagined we would probably just have…

Walking in their Footsteps

Researching and uncovering one’s family history can be quite an academic exercise. However, it dawned on me that I could make it more tangible. So with my newfound information and curiosity, I managed to convince hubby that a road trip to the stomping ground of my ancestors was a brilliant idea. We were still childless and…

Storybook Secrets

Uncovering The Past

{image¬†credit} As mentioned in my post last Tuesday (Part 1. Bloodlines), everyone has a story that, one could say, reaches back into the annals of time. I started to think about mine not long after I got married 5 years ago. Hubby and I were planning to start a family. My last living grandparent had…

Once Upon A Time

Bloodlines

{image¬†credit} Everyone has a story to tell. Our lives are made up of todays, tomorrows, and also yesterdays. Some people are busy looking to the tomorrows. Some struggle through the todays. Others cannot shake the yesterdays. Some stories are inspiring, encouraging, hopeful, exciting. Some are mundane, boring, ho-hum. Others are painful, sad, tragic. Most are…