Love is life changing. That is what moment four is all about for me. My grandmother was able to connect with me as a small child across state lines and over telephone party lines! This is amazing to me. I think sharing this connection is so important now since my children will never know her. I want them to know that even though my mother died when I was young I still had someone who was my world.
I can't imagine what path my life would have taken if we had not had this connection. I hope my children experience this connection with a relative at some point in their life.
It was fun looking through old photos of my grandmother when she was a young girl and photos of us together. The vintage photos take me back to stories my grandmother had shared with me of her life as a little girl growing up in Austria...living in downtown Linz, afternoons in their courtyard and summers at the castle. I also remember stories of the war, why she left Austria, and my five week trip to her homeland when I was 18 years old. There are lots of stories I can share of her life and I want to write down these stories as well, but this page is about MY relationship with her and the little things that I remember and treasure, but seldom are a part of everyday discussion.
Capturing these life changing moments and sharing my story is what my 100 Life Changing Moments is all about. Have you began thinking about your life changing moments? Began a few pages or even started an album for this process? I'd love to hear how it is going for you and answer any questions you might have.
This is an ongoing project for me, not one I am rushing through to finish. I just know that every time I write a story for this album I cry, simply because of the impact each story has had on my life and the friends and family who are a part of my story. This is powerful stuff!