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.