2017 was a year of highs and low for my family. We created many incredible memories. Traveling to Finland and meeting family is something none of us will ever forget.
2017 was also the year my husband and I lost our remaining grandparents. Between August and December, my paternal grandmother and my husband’s paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother all passed away.
Both of us have commented how lucky we were to have grandparents who lived such long lives. Our children who are 9 and 6 were able to grow and form relationships with their great-grandparents. I only have a couple of memories of one great-grandparent from my childhood.
Today was the day I went to FamilySearch Family Tree and made an important change to my husband’s grandfather’s profile. I unchecked the living box and added a death date for the last of a generation in our family. I took a few minutes to digest this. For our branches of the family, an entire generation is no longer with us. My family had a run of 9 years with 4 living generations. I am so thankful for each and everyone one of those years for adding to our story.
I am working on life sketches for each our grandparents who passed last year. All three grandparents lived long lives so there is a lot of history to cover for each of them. As I finish each sketch, I will publish it here on my blog.