I've shared about my stained glass window before. When I was in first or second grade I asked my grandfather to make me a stained glass window. I remember drawing a sketch of it on my chalk board in the front living room, and my grandfather told me that he would make the window when he was finished with his current project. I kind of thought that meant that he wouldn't do the window - so I was very surprised when he presented me with it! I had no idea that he was even working on said window, even though I was at my grandparents house nearly every day.
It nearly brought me to tears y'all. To think that my grandfather held on to my child sketch. It's been twenty years! It was carefully stacked on a shelf in the cabinet along with some very serious, carefully drawn plans for his other windows. I'm going to frame my child drawing. It's part of my personal history. Here's the thing that I think so many of us don't realize: so much of what we do today will become family history or a family memory for the next generation. I'm delighted that he kept my drawing, even more so that I'm woking on my family history museum and it is the perfect contribution. Yes, this weekend I made a wonderful unexpected discovery and to me it's a great way to really personalize Family History Month.