We had an incredible time in Jackson with Ty and his family. I am so glad that I take the time to take pictures and document our life experiences. It takes me so much time to create each blog post because I am not a natural photographer or writer. I edit a post multiple times before it is posted. You would think it would become easier for me but I have to work long and hard to create each blog post. My hope is that future generations of our family will know how we lived and loved.
There is a history throughout time of those who have been record keepers because what has happened in each and every generation is important. We can definitely learn from the past and I personally want to improve my own life as well as honor those who have gone before. It would be a tragedy to only think of our own generation and that we are all that matters in the ions of history.
I remember when our girls graduated from high school we went on a 5 week trip to different countries throughout Europe. Milt and I had been to Germany before and visited some of the prison camps that are now memorials to the Holocaust victims. I knew I wanted the girls to visit Dachau because we must never forget or repeat what happened in history. It was so difficult to go through the death camp. There were feelings of horror, grief, solemn contemplation, tragedy and I personally had nightmares for weeks after our visit. I want to remember this quote that is written in many languages at the Dachau Memorial Site.
“May the example of those who were exterminated here between 1933 and 1945 because of their fight against National Socialism unite the living in their defense of peace and freedom and in reverence of human dignity inter”
There is great article written about record keeping entitled, Keeping a Journal Your Way by Tara Walker.
“What could you do better for your children and your children’s children than to record the story of your life, your triumphs over adversity, your recovery after a fall, your progress when all seemed black, your rejoicing when you had finally achieved? ”President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985), “President Kimball Speaks Out on Personal Journals,” Ensign, Dec. 1980, 61.
If you have time to read the entire article it might give you ideas on how you might want to record your own story. Your history is important not because of great accomplishments or grandiose events during your lifetime. It is important because you are an integral party of history.