It's natural at the beginning of our
lives to celebrate the arrival of a new child—the story has just
begun. As we age we become wrapped up in all of our day-to-day
activities, and we sometimes forget it's still important to
honor and celebrate our lives and our stories along the way.
Those stories define who we are and how we came to be a person
so unique. Our stories define our humanity and connect us to one
other. When we share our stories we honor our own life and the
lives of our family and loved ones. Heritage Biographies was
created to help you celebrate, honor and preserve those stories.
We use the latest digital technology to help you to create a
lasting legacy so that future generations will know you in your
own words, images and unique voice.
Are you so wrapped up in the
day-to-day activities of life that you don't take the time to
reflect on your life story? Don't think it's important to
preserve the “little details” of your life? I hope to change
your mind about the importance of that—to help you understand
that, by taking the time to remember and record your stories of
life, you will not only receive great personal satisfaction but
will leave an enduring legacy for your family, so they will
always know and feel part of your story.
Mom at 85
My mother (at
age three in the small photo) had few stories to pass on,
mainly because she never had the time to reflect on her life.
She was too busy being both mother and father to three
daughters. When she died, I looked in vain for something she had
written down of her thoughts and feelings about her life. All I
found were some scribbled notes about a patient she had cared
for as a nurse. How wonderful it would have been to discover
that she had some of her stories written and recorded about her
life so her children would never forget those details or the
sound of her voice. Will this happen to your children?
At that moment I realized the power
of story, even though I had been capturing stories in my
business life for over 25 years as a photographer. It was only
then, when they were my family stories that were missing, did I
realize the importance of doing this work. I have dedicated the
rest of my life to capturing and preserving those stories,
because I feel it's important to honor, celebrate and share them
with those you hold dear. Please join me in this effort to
celebrate life, and please make the commitment to spend some
time for the future benefit of those you love. It's your
priceless, unique legacy!
Heritage Biographies offers
workshops and individual consultation in the Alanta area to get
you started recording your own stories, please visit the
workshop website for more information.