2020 has been an unusual year to say the least and we still have over a month to endure! Lives have been disrupted in many ways. Uncertainty is at an all-time high and anxiety over the future lives in most of our hearts. Life as we have known it, may not completely return to "normal".
Quarantine has forced most of us to spend more time with our immediate family members if they live with us. Extended family members may be a different story and time with them may be more difficult. Previous priorities have been reevaluated and adjusted accordingly as needed.
What changes had to be made in my personal life?
What are am I now doing differently?
What are lessons learned I will remember?
What are lessons learned I will not remember in a few months time?
What is most important for me and my family at this time?
One thing we normally do is turn to our family for comfort and strength. When we are socially distanced and unable to physically and personally supply that to our loved ones and extended family, or receive it, we are faced with challenges. I know that I have relied heavily on my family for so much throughout my life. I learn from their examples, from their faith promoting experiences, from their hardships and trials, and from their successes or failures.
It's vital to our progress to keep these family connections alive, strong and thriving. One of the ways to do this is to reconnect and continue to be actively working on our genealogy no matter your faith or beliefs.
We are a family descended from Benjamin Franklin Johnson. To honor him is to understand and appreciate his faithful service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. No matter our personal or religious beliefs. He loved and lived the gospel that he strongly believed in.
We are definitely widely diverse descendants of Benjamin F. Johnson, some are members of the church that he joined and spent the rest of his life serving, and some are not. However, we are all tied together through family bonds and share a wonderful heritage.
As we gather together during the upcoming Benjamin Franklin Johnson Virtual Family Reunion on November 13 & 14, 2020, let's gather with our hearts and minds open.
Gather with the purpose to:
Strengthen Family Bonds
Increase our Knowledge and Love of our Heritage
Be sure to register for one or all four of the events that are being planned for all ages.
We want you. We need you. We appreciate you. We love you.