She begins her article by asking....."Do you remember any of the stories your grandma told you when you were little?" and shares some memories of both her maternal and paternal grandmothers.
She states, "Knowing and preserving our stories and recognizing God's guidance in them, gives us a sense of rootedness and belonging. And most importantly, it encourages us to be grateful for the sacrifices our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents endured as they, by faith, set off on perilous journeys so that we could live in the abundance and freedoms of this country we call home."
Read the entire article HERE.
|A young Waltrude (Nickel) Gortzen |
with her maternal Oma, Maria (Enns)
Janzen while visiting her grandparents in
Fernheim, Chaco, Paraguay in July 1966
|Waltrude Gortzen with some of her |
precious family photo albums