I count myself very blessed to have my mother, father, mother-in-law, and father-in-law still with me. I am very conscious that they will not be with me forever. I suppose this fact of life and death may come to me more often than it does for most people

--because I am trying to preserve thousands of people's life stories. Still, it hits me hard and I am often reminded that I'd like to do even more to capture the essence of these incredible people. I want my great-great grandchildren to somehow know their great-great-great grandparents. They are really worth knowing. I have recorded them, I have asked them to fill out our Memory Journal (and some of them have at least started filling out the book), and I take every opportunity to photograph them with me, with my children, with any of their grandchildren, and with my dog. I look into their eyes and I see so much love for me and my family. I enjoy their quirks, their remarks, and that way they think. I feel like I am learning things from them all the time. I want to remember my parents as much as possible for all time. Does anyone else feel the same way that I do?