Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Taking a Sentimental Journey

I've made a commitment with fellow blogger Karri from Maryland to write a post each week entitled Thankful Thursday. We all have tons to be thankful - even if you're in the worst of times.  If you'd like to join us please click on the link and let her know by commenting to her post. 
Hubs and oldest

Daughter and her hubs

Within the realm of what my blog has evolved to (a genealogy blog) I felt it  appropriate to start with my family.  Every day I thank God for the awesome family I have, starting with my husband of almost 46 years, down through my children (Kim and John, Robert, Bill, Jack).  I'm also thankful for the extended family I'm blessed to have - brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins. Some family I never knew I had until recent years (but that's another blog post!).  I praise God for the time I was allowed to have with family members who have gone before me - my mom, dad, my older brother. And I'm most thankful for my ancestors, for without them I would not be here.  

youngest son

Since the first of the year I've been scanning old family photos - most of what I'm doing now is 1964 to present.   It's been slow - mainly because I stop to look, remember, love each picture.  How long has it been since you've looked at past family photos?  We tend to snap photos and then put them away to seldom look at again - take a 'Sentimental Journey' (click on link) through your family pictures.

I have been left a glorious heritage by my ancestors - a heritage of family, values, love, faith.  A legacy that I hope to pass down to my children and others.

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 Mary Post Warren


  1. Mary - this is such a great post for all of us! We are who and where we are because of those who have gone before us. Thanks for reminding me! I'm glad you're part of Thankful Thursdays! :)

  2. What a wonderful reminder. You know, I look at old family photos often, but I am still too slow about scanning and preserving them.