Family Affair

Keitt|Sapp|Shumake|McRae|McMillian|Clark|Ryal - All from Georgia

“Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world. What will you do with your time on this Earth? How will you contribute to the ongoing story of humankind?” ~ Laurence Overmire

True Believers

Posted by Tonya Keitt Kalule

Yesterday I got my first donation and I was jumping up and down.  He found the donate button on the top of the website and he used it.   It feels great to know that someone out there truly believes in me and all my efforts.  I have been doing genealogy research on and off since 1998 and it has been in the last 2-3 years that I have been steadily working to gather information about my family with no end in sight.  I have found relatives that I didn't know existed and many were right in my backyard. This research is truly a labor of love and hours upon hours of work.  I feel truly blessed to be able to discover my family and learn about those that came before me.

Darrick McRae
Well Darrick McRae is one of those relatives and he has been excited about what I have been doing from the beginning. No, we have not actually met,  but we have talked on the phone on many occasions and we have made a great connection. He has a beautiful family in the Maryland/DC area and I do look forward to meeting him soon.  Right now, he is my biggest cheerleader, and I love him and want to thank him for his excitement and support.










This is to be my legacy. What I leave behind for the generations to come.

2 comments:

Valynne said...

Tonya,

Great news! Cheers to Darrick McRae and I hope you two get a chance to meet in person one of these days soon. What you are doing is important. You are an inspiration.

V

Tonya Keitt Kalule said...

Thanks Valynne and Darrick and I will definitely meet soon. The way we talk to each other on the phone you would think that we had known each other all of our lives. There is something to be said about genetics.

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