A consistent theme in talking to people about MyLifeAudo.Com is the wish they recorded their family histories. To most people, it’s comforting to document portions of their lives and family activities as benchmarks; something to return to in future years. Stories provide clarity and perspective that makes sense of our lives.
As I look over my life, I discover that my parents were my best friends and the older I got the closer we became. Dad and Mom became Catherine and Leonard. The emphasis on teaching me life lessons was mostly over. Now we related as people.
My father and mother were good and kind people simply trying to make their way through life. It was rare to hear a negative word from either of them. They truly listened and they were truly interested in my life and the lives of those around them. They were rare people.
How many people in your life truly listen to what you have to say?
I did a formal recording of my Dad years ago which gave me the idea for this site. But I think I would have been happier to record both parents and to ask them about their hopes and dreams as they entered the latter portions of their lives.
Discovering that my parents were my best friends came later in life. I regret that I do not have the ability to hear them both once again. Placing the recordings on a website would give children and grandchildren and beyond seamless access to their lives.
Good people deserve to live on through their stories. I’m not sure why we neglect this opportunity, but we do.
The bottom-line? Record your parents before they get away. You won’t regret the decision.
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