What are they? What is their purpose?
Alone & Unimportant
That's how many of our aging loved ones feel.
Technology, Busy families, Separation.
Many seniors feel that their families are too busy for them and they no longer play an important role in the family... especially those who don't live with or near family.If they just had something important to share, they could be more useful.
And will they be remembered when they are no longer here?
Who will tell their stories and preserve what was most important to them...and how?
Will their children tell their children and theirs and theirs? And will just telling be enough? Will they remember all the lessons about faith and pride and integrity. Will they pass on the wisdom that was passed to them? What about the stories of their parent's and grandparent's? Their family history.
And can that senior sharing now and a little one knowing later,have any impact on that little one's life?
To want be their best? To take pride in all they do? To make the world better?
What would knowing about the things their parents, grand and great-grand parents did that made a difference, served the world, strengthened the family, made them laugh, invented, learned, sacrificed, did first, stood up for, etc,,
do for their outlook, resilience, mindset and future?
That's what they are.
A way to bring family together to remember and preserve. And in doing so bridge the gap between generations, give our seniors back their sense of purpose, and leave a legacy of love, life lessons, faith, hope for the future and the blessing of one generation's wisdom to help the next.