My parents have been married for a long time. Fifty years this year (2013). In comparison to some of my friends, I was surprised how little I knew about their parents, my grandparents. My father’s parents both died at early ages, and both before I was born. My mother’s parents lived several states away. As a child trips to see the grandparents were annual events not monthly.
I did not know much about my family history until I started researching my family tree. What I discovered about our family members has created an incredible gift inside of me that I wish to share.
People often say that when you go digging up the past, you have to be careful that you might find skeletons. I did find some skeletons, but in shaking off the dust of these secrets, we learn more about the person and the strength they had to forge ahead.