My wife's aunt was traveling back east looking for genealogy and found
nothing. She was traveling back to Arizona when she started crying
uncontrollably and pulled into a rest stop. She went and sat on a large rock to
calm herself, and when she was leaving, she looked at the rock, and it was a
headstone. The rest stop had been created next to an old graveyard. Her family
history was on those headstones.
Congrats to the Jones's on a wonderful and inspired find. I am still
waiting for my miracle-been looking for 45 years for my great grandmother's
parents. So far Susan Agnes Harris (born in 1848 in Alabama) has remained
elusive before her marriage to my great grandfather. Hopefully, someday before I
die, I will be blessed with similar divine intervenion like Jones's were.
I would like to see more of the Hammond family history. That is my maiden name
and there is little information on that line.
What more can I say than "Miracles DO still happen even if they are
sometimes delayed "
Sweet story. Baptists and Mormons can be friends! Now let's work on the
The Lord surely works in mysterious ways. What a wonderful blessing indeed, one
that will never be forgotten! My mother has been doing genealogy for over 40
years and has literally done thousands upon thousands of our ancestors, but it
was her great grandmother's parents and siblings she could never find, but
recently my older sister ran across the name as she also does genealogy on the
other side of the family.. so she emailed the info to our Mother.. and lo and
behold there they were.. imagine the joy of my 79 year old mother. But better
yet, imagine the joy of those who can now have their work done. I always have
this vision that when she passes and reaches the other side that those thousands
upon thousands will greet her with open arms!
I consider it coincidence, KellyWSmith, but i don't scoff at it in the
least. I don't agree with an interpretation that ignores randomness and
proposes supernatural forces and a grand plan at work, but i don't scoff at
that either. Our basic assumptions are just different.
I love it when we can see Elijah at work so clearly! Those ancestors were
ready! What wonderful work they have to do!
This story may be scoffed by some as "coincidence" but those who have
had similar experiences will recognize something far greater at work here. Those
who have gone before us and need their work done are actively working on helping
us get that work done. We just need to be open and ready to receive that help.