Last month we took a quick weekend road trip to Houston for business as well as pleasure. Our trip involved a business appointment, a few visits to family and friends and a field trip to the Medical Science Museum.
Though I enjoyed every aspect of our trip, the highlight for me was spending time with my late grandmother’s childhood friend who just celebrated her 99th birthday. Amazingly, this dear friend has been connected with our family since she and my grandmother went to college together in 1930’s. She had a delightful sense of humor and very sound memory. I truly cherish her stories and the perspectives from which she shared. I really could have spent the entire afternoon hearing her stories about my beloved grandmother as well as my great-grandmother (born in the late 1800’s).
I’ve mentioned in previous posts as well as produced a short series about the value of “family heritage.” Naturally, we’re all busy and can easily overlook tapping into our ancestry. However, I’ve found there to be great value in taking the time to seek and ask questions from a more experienced perspective. This pursuit of our family heritage is a small gift I can give my children that may open their eyes up beyond the world they’ve grown up in. It has surely expanded my vision and understanding of life.