“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” From the book, “Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd
Stories help us relate to the lives of our living and deceased family members. They had their life experiences, challenges, successes, talents, and such that we also can learn from. We begin to know and understand them as well as become closer to them.
Can you imagine if the 15-20+ grandchildren each wrote a few "memories" or stories about their grandfather and put into FamilySearch? With 50+ memories about him, his posterity can begin to better understand his life and will grow to emotionally connect with him.
We also have our own heritage, our life challenges and successes that we need to share with our posterity. We should be active in preserving our thoughts, stories, and testimonies for our posterity to remember us by.
Take some time to write some brief memories about your life experiences, and then SHARE them with your posterity. Along with the story, share your testimony, feelings, or life insights with them as well.