This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
One of my college professors claimed in a lecture that all love exists in memory only. I immediately resisted the idea, but over time I see her point and experience proves it true. Loving someone is remembering your shared experience, remembering belly laughs and shoulders cried on, impromptu adventures and the forgiveness you worked so hard for…looking at someone you love is seeing
We are an amalgamation of what we’ve done, where we’ve been, and who we love. Ancestry.com provides new insight into those you love most and a window into the family that’s made us who we are.
I’ve had friends and a few family members participate in Ancestry.com, so it’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time. The process was markedly easy:
1. Spit in a tube (it was a big tube, so the spitting was more than I anticipated – but I got it done).
2. Put the tube in a pre-paid postage envelope and drop it in the mail.
3. Wait for the results (the waiting was tempered by periodic texts from Ancestry.com letting me know when they received my DNA, when it was being tested, and when the results were available for viewing)
The results were simultaneously surprising and anticipated. Some of my results confirmed family legends and others created new questions and curiosity. Easily my favorite part of this entire experience were the conversations with my mother, wife, and siblings about what I discovered.
Comparing my DNA story to my wife’s gave us new insight into our relationship and the family that brought us to where we are now. This experience deepened my understanding of my family past; brought them closer to me. It gave me the experience to share with relatives long past – bringing us together in memory, time, and love.
We are the love that’s come before us, Ancestry.com offers new insight and connection to my family both past and present and has my highest recommendations.
-Robert (Kiley’s husband)