I didn’t have a story for today until this morning. And it’s a story that has made me squeal with delight! As regular readers know, I am keenly interested in genealogy and the history of my family. My tree is viewable on the Ancestry website.
To cut a years old story very short, I am finally, at long last, in touch with the granddaughter of my Great Uncle. He went to live in the US in the 1940s and after he and his wife died in 1977, we lost touch with his son.
Yesterday I noticed that someone was looking at the American line of my tree with interest, so I dropped them an email and then waited very impatiently for a reply. Hoping that I would indeed receive a reply. I was in luck, because there she was, waiting in my InBox at 7am this morning. I managed to curb my patience until 8am before ringing my mum. There was much more squealing, which caused The Boy Child to observe that, “Mummy is very excited!”
Now, I need to take the space to think through my reply to her. I don’t want to overwhelm her with information or scare her off. There’s that saying, good things come to those who wait. And as I have waited years for this moment, a few more hours won’t hurt.
This story is part of Sian’s Storytelling Sunday series.