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At a recent funeral, a grandson delivered a beautiful eulogy about his grandfather. He shared how many questions he had wanted to ask but now he will never get the chance. A friend’s mother has Alzheimer’s and she struggles knowing that her mom’s stories are lost forever.
The biggest regret I hear from people who have lost a parent or grandparent is they wish they had taken the time to ask them about their life and more importantly recorded their stories on audio or video. And what they miss most, is being able to hear their voice.
We all think there will time until there isn’t.
Your life, your very existence, is the result of decisions and sacrifices made by your parents, grandparents and past generations. How do you know who you are, if you don’t know where you came from?
Future generations of your family will have questions about where they came from and what happened before them. What will you tell them about your grandparents and great-grandparents if you don’t know yourself? It has never been easier to capture their stories on video using your smartphone.
As much as these stories are important to have and share with future generations, the greatest gift is the stories provide a pathway to a more meaningful and fulfilling relationship with your parents now while they are still here. One client thought he was a disappointment and after 40 years discovered just how proud his dad was of him and the positive impact he had made in his father’s business. We tend not to say what matters most.
Knowing more about your parents and how they feel about you will not only give you greater appreciation but will strengthen your relationship.
We don’t know what the future holds for any of us, so the sooner you start the better. These stories have been waiting to be told for decades. All you have to do is ask questions to access them.
We had the honor of interviewing an 98-year-old great-grandmother. In this video, hear her recount the story of how she helped her husband live out his lifelong dream.
Hear what some of our clients shared about having their parent or grandparent’s stories on video.