My Story  (Written 2003)

This is for the people who wonder who I am.

I am 52 and a widow.  I have 3 grown wonderful daughters, who try to keep me busy.  I have 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. (Bet my grand kids are cuter than yours). 

I was diagnosed with MS a few years ago and thought little about it until it began to steal my life.  I began looking for something creative to do since I had always been a very busy person. 

God was gracious to me he sent me 2 very special cousins to help me.  

The one brought our family tree over and asked if I would organize it since she was still working full time and she knew I was now looking for something to do.  Well I got hooked.  Then she gave me all the genealogy books she had collected. 

The other one gave me the courage to begin sharing what I had with others.  He helped me learn to build web pages, and helped me regain my confidence. 

And of course my girls who are my strength and support.  

I then found a mailing list that was interested in the things I had.  I began sharing my information with other people and it once again gave me the joy of being able to give. 

So don't be afraid to ask for a lookup, you are then helping me! 

I never realized before how hard it is to give, without a receiver.  The receiver is just as important as the giver. 

(Cora Jane Edwards)
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