Rarely, if ever, do we take the time to sit down and reflect on our lives together with our family members.

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of sitting with three siblings for over three hours to collect memories for their parents’ life story book. We talked through the great, the good, the bad, and the ugly. It was such a sacred time. There were so many “aha” moments and “I never knew that” moments, along with a lot of laughs and a few tears. They all commented on how special and healing the evening was.

As children’s author Lois Lowry puts it; “The worst part of holding memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

 

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