I have just returned home with my father from our Silesian visit. We are both blessed with treasured memories from our visit to our ancestral homeland. It was glorious to see Aunt Regina so vibrant for her youthful 80 years. My first cousins all were so welcoming to see and to enjoy their company. I enjoyed seeing cousins whom I hadn't seen in ten years! I especially enjoyed meeting fifth cousins whom I had never known. Visiting the school in Ligota, Rybnik where my father, grandfather, grandmother, aunt, and family members attended was a special joy. Attending Midngight Mass at the Saint Anthony Basilica in Rybnik with my father and family members was a special blessing for Christmas 2011. Dad received his sacrament of Confirmation in Saint Anthony in the 1940s before it was a basilica. I am richly blessed that I was able to procure so many copies of family documents for my esteemed Lepiarczyk family genealogy. I am a proud member of the Lepiarczyk, Kania, Szymura, Jagielka, Groborz, Hennich, Szula, Nowak, and allied families. My ancestral families have lived in Upper Silesia for more than five generations! I am the first member of my Lepiarczyk family to have been born in the United States of America. I hope to return to beautiful Upper Silesa before another ten years passes. I look forward to receiving communications from descendants of my ancestral families: email@example.com
May God bless all members of my Upper Silesian families always.