The things we leave behind


In my previous post i mentioned the Adam Brand song the Hearts we leave behind. This post is in the same vein as that.

I know thinking and talking about leaving this world isn’t something that people want to talk about, and having been through the process of losing a loved one too many times it’s become a subject close to my heart.

We all like to think that we are leaving behind a legacy, trinkets and photos, but what rarely gets discussed is the little details. I know for myself when my parents both passed away it wasn’t until several months later that i started to wonder about things and it was questions that could no longer be answered because there was no-one alive in my family circle that had those answers to give me.

I have taken personal steps and have several different books that may answer a few questions for Angel later in life. General things like when and where Jack and I Met. Over the past year i have been filling in a questionnaire (i shared it here) and  even though i still have a lot more to write and then print out i hopefully should at least answer some of her questions at least from my point of view anyway.

Jack and I have been together 15 years and we are still learning things about each other. I have also been researching the Family History on and hopefully i can include a more detailed family tree for her at the end of my very long Novel.

So what i am getting at is talk to your kids, i know most of the time they don’t want to listen, and i hold my hand up and say i am totally guilty of not listening when i was younger and there are probably some questions that could have been answered if i had of listened, but in hindsight having it written down and referenced somewhere is better than not having it at all.

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