Five. Ever wonder why five is such an important number? This year, I ran my first 5K. Surprisingly, it was rather fun. I had a terrific running buddy. And when I say running buddy, we started at the same time and he finished 7 minutes before I did. But, we've risen early each morning to prepare to run the whole thing. And I did and it felt great. I'm actually preparing for another one. I can see how this could get addicting.
|Me and My Running Buddy Pre-Race|
But five years ago, I was doing something else other than thinking of the unimaginable image of me running anything more than after my children. I was making plans to turn my family history from charts and facts into stories and something my family can enjoy. I wrote about my plans briefly in the post Plans for Family History.
And guess what, I've created 5 keepsakes!
|1. The project that started it all... My Mother's Album|
|2. An album featuring my deceased father|
|3. An album for the Grandpa I never knew|
|4. An album about the world's best Grannie|
|5. The beginning of my own story|
But I haven't stopped there. I have begun to tell the story of my 3x great-grandfather Joseph Geißler which I hope to edit and compile into a printed book by September.
I have also written many other stories about my ancestors that are in the editing and additional research phase.
Looking back is worth the effort. I have a Genealogy Bucket a mile long and it can be so discouraging. Yet, when I look back at what I have accomplished. I smile. So, I think I'm going to go have a treat to celebrate!