I like finding patterns in history. Generational linkages have always been fascinating to me. In many ways we all are representations of generational threads, your mother's eyes, your grandmother's laugh.
Over the past couple of years I have pondered actively what I care about and what moves me. In honor of Mother's Day I would thank seven generations of de Büren women whose traits have become mine and have helped me become the man I am today.
Mom – Sharon de Buren (Carter)
Thank you for giving me your drive.
My grandmother – Emelie de Buren (Lasserre)
Thank you for giving me your love of music.
My great-grandmother – Louisa de Büren (Fabrini)
Thank you for giving me your love of cooking.
My 2 x great-grandmother – Natalie de Büren (de Freudenreich)
Thank you for giving me your compassion.
My 3 x great-grandmother – Catherine de Büren (de Senarclens)
Thank you for giving me your tenacity.
My 4 x great-grandmother – Charlotte de Büren
Thank you for giving me your commitment to family.
My 5 x great-grandmother – Cornélie de Büren (van Assendelft)
Thank you for giving me your love of art.
Happy Mother's Day.