If anyone had told me gifts are alive, I would raise my right eyebrow… thinking only of puppies, kittens or ponies. But over the past forty-eight hours, I believe in the miracle and gifts of family.
My HH has explored his ancestry for the past two years, and this weekend we met one of his cousins, Hillard, and his wife Mary; and we drove together to Kansas City to meet Hillard’s 99-year old mom, Beverly, and Hillard’s sister Linda, her sweetie Mike, and sister Ellie.
Linda met and welcomed us into her gorgeous home with warm embraces and fabulous food. She introduced us to her children and grandchildren.
We sat around tables, sofas, and the floor telling stories, sharing photos, identifying events, and smiling at nicknames, outfits, hairdos, and travel destinations. More details and photos forthcoming. My heart is full of love and gratitude for family, technology, and openness.