Thankful Thursday will be a weekly post of things I am thankful for that is genealogy related.  Please, post what you are thankful for (genealogy related or not) in the comments section below.

My Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful to have not only the most wonderful and understanding husband but also to have an equally understanding daughter as well.  They both have been supportive of me as I trek through my genealogy research journey.

My husband has been ever so understanding when I am on the computer for hours at a time.  He sits quietly as I tell him of my new discoveries in both of our family trees and questions me when he doesn’t understand.  He is the best and although he doesn’t have the enthusiasm or interest in this hobby as I do, he is still there for me to listen and help me work through tough family connections, inconsistent family data and with family members who are not cooperative.

My daughter has been exposed to genealogy since the day she was born, for 12 years.  Not quite as long as my husband, but she has been just as understanding as he has.  She didn’t think twice about having her and her girlfriend from school, who had spent the night at our house, go with me to search out our family tombstones at the cemetery.  She is helpful as well and enjoys the stories that were told to me from my mother, that I relay to her.  She is my pride and joy and I have so much fun when we both are working on genealogy together.  Sometimes we are both working on my family and sometimes, she works on her dad’s while I work on mine.

While my husband and my daughter are both equally important parts of my life, I have the utmost pride and joy in both of them and love them both very dearly.  I am thankful that they are a large part of my life.