Who Knows Your Story Better Than You

Leave your family their most precious gift

Learning about the lives of relatives we never knew is an exciting journey for all of us.  What was their personality like? What kind of job and how much education did they have?  Where did they live? What kind of hobbies did they have?  How did they deal with success and failure? Could they sing or paint?  Did they play sports? How did they meet their spouse?   

Especially important, what health issue did they have?  Today, inherited health issues are extremely important to a doctor's quick diagnosis of one's ailments. 

I would like to believe that the story of my life might help future family members get the most out of their lives, minimizing their hardships and maximizing their joy. Perhaps knowing my story, will give them the courage to go on in the face of adversity or to make better-informed decisions.  Knowing how I lived my life could put a relative at ease when they realize that I too had gone through a similar situation. 

I am the best source of information about my life and the information we leave will help shape the lives of our descendants. It gives me great satisfaction knowing that after I'm gone, my life could continue to have a positive impact on the lives of future family members.