To my ancestors,
As may have been noticed, I’ve slacked off a little lately telling your stories. For that I apologize.
However, I’m sure no apology is needed as I’ve being doing things you surely enjoyed with every fiber of your being. Things you would trade anything to do just one more time. Things such as playing, talking long walks, snowshoeing, spending time with family and friends, caring for loved ones, cooking, learning, loving, laughing, planning, working and dreaming.
Of course, I will write more soon. Sharing your stories as I know them is very important to me. Sharing your stories connects me with those that came before me, most of whom I’ve never met. Sharing your stories connects me with current relatives and opens up new and wonderful relationships. Sharing your stories so that future generations will understand more about the lives that came before them is something that I believe is my responsibility.
So, until the next time I write know I am thinking of you as I live my life. In the interim, feel free to send me a tip or two about my brick walls.
Your descendant Michael