I love to read these inspiring stories. I am so thankful for the amazing traits we have gained from our ancestors, many who were immigrants and pioneers in the Western USA. As a convert to the church I feel that my family had much to give as their courage and work ethic helped communities grow. I also love having the opportunity to feel of their spirit now and look forward to seeing them again, hoping I have lived a life that is in accordance with their diligence in living good lives.
I am grateful and appreciative Donny Osmond shared his feelings about gleaning some of his strengths through family genealogy members through his research. Back in 1972 I obtained extra credit in biology choosing to create genetic records of my ancestors learning who and how many on both my parents side of their families had red, brunette, blond hair, the eye colors, height, skin complexion, etc. As documents were gathered I learned some of my ancestor's occupations they labored in, their talents, their faith, their sorrows and their joys, where they lived in as they aged.....it is so amazing! Sometimes I feel as though perhaps they are the one's making it possible for me to find their records so they are not forever forgotten! The more I learn of my ancestor's ways and means the more I feel a connection to them and draw strength from them.
I absolutely loved seeing your heart, the ENTIRE way through this!!! It was raw and deep!!! More than anything, I think, THAT is admirable, and why I think you are such an amazing man!!! :)
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