I was trying to figure out a way to connect this daily challenge with my recent news of the weekend. And ‘by jove I’ve got it”!!! I found a picture that sums up how much I like history……
Maybe you will realize my connection? I am definitely a history buff. Always interested in my ancestry and so with a ‘SALE’ on ancestry.com, it was a no-brainer for me to try a DNA test. First off, I sent in the spit in the vial. This was April 2. A 6 to 8 week waiting period was to be expected. I waited a tad bit longer due to an apparently larger-than-expected batch of tests sent in after Christmas. I guess they did pretty good with their sale. My results came in over the weekend. And without further ado, I present my findings.
My reaction? I had no idea whatsoever about the Iberian Peninsula connection. None. That translates to Portugal/Spain by the way. I mean it was even more than the Irish and Great Britain that I was fully aware of. Someone’s got some splainin’ to do 🙂
Those bottom 3 literally blow my mind too. And whatever happened to the Legend of our Native American ancestry? I think Great Grandma had an ornery streak and was quite the story teller. If you’ve ever had a DNA test done, were you convinced of the results?
Now time to dive in and do the family tree stuff. Stay tuned…….
Do you know anything about VWM? (Vanishing White Matter disease)
My family has learned a lot about it since my daughter befriended a mother and son dealing with this disease. They have both endeared themselves to us with their continued smiles and enormous amount of courage through this whole journey.
We went to a little extra effort this morning to support mom, Bethany, and son, Isaiah. A little west of us (78 miles to be exact) there was a walk event…..
Isaiah’s Walk to Cure VWM. There was a very supportive turnout and we are so honored to have been a part of it. In Bethany’s words,
“If you do not know anything about Isaiah, he is a 4 year old boy living with a rare brain disease called Vanishing White Matter Disease. He is 1 of 129 people in the world living with the disease. VWM is caused by a mutation in the DNA, which is a result from the parents passing on mutated genes. Isaiah has 2 mutations in his DNA. It is believed he is the only person living with those two types of DNA mutations, individually and combined. We are doing this event to raise awareness and funds to support VWM research to find a cure for Isaiah and the other 128 people.”
Today we celebrated his 5th birthday……one he wasn’t predicted to see.