Everyone possesses a story worth listening to and learning from. Many years ago, one of my cousins suggested I capture our family history. This was at a time when both of my paternal grandparents were still alive, along with all of my aunts and uncles––and my father. At the time, I was busy raising my children and divorcing their father. I didn’t have the energy or the inclination to delve into a project that I knew would take me many hours. I Missed a Priceless Opportunity! Now that I have grandchildren of my own, I wish I had those stories. I have memories and some of my father’s writing, but he has passed and many rich family experiences were buried along with him and some of his siblings. I regret not taking the time to preserve our family legacy. Your Family Legacy is Important to Preserve A life story doesn’t just say what happened, it says why it was important, what it means for who the person is, for who they’ll become, and for what happens next . ~ Chelsea Beck, The Atlantic Remember, Stories Hold Power~Your Story is Important The Legacy Keeper is the keeper of knowledge, hard won knowledge paid for through the experiences of life. Recording the lessons of triumph and lessons of loss and pain––and capturing the fruit that can be derived from them––is the mission of the Legacy Keeper. Life is beautiful, life is sweet. The good times and those challenging ones are all part of the human experience––all make us who we are today and weave the story of our legacy. This is the priceless gift we can leave to our children, our grandchildren….Our legacy––and theirs.