What Took Me So Long?!
I’ve been a FOREVER® Ambassador since July 2015. When I first heard about FOREVER.com, I was very excited about getting my memories into a secure location. The fact that FOREVER guaranteed that they’d be safe for my lifetime plus 100 years was icing on the cake! For a long time, I thought that FOREVER Storage® was the only real focus of FOREVER. I didn’t give media conversion a second thought.
Several months later, I finally purchased a FOREVER Media Conversion Box as part of an Ambassador training program. I went on a hunt for the boxes of VHS tapes I knew were around my house to have them converted. I looked in the closet where they had been for years, but the tapes weren’t there. Sadness set in - when my husband and I had cleaned out our home earlier that year, we had come across two boxes of VHS tapes and DVDs that I had been planning to convert for ages. We had close to 100 tapes! But did I begin the conversion process when we came across them? No. What did I do the tapes? I just left them there.
I asked my husband, Herman, about the tapes and he thought we may have accidentally discarded them. I was forced to accept the fact that they could be gone forever. However, I’m not one to give up. I searched through closets and found some of our old videos. I sat down to view them. (Yes, I have a VHS tape player!) As I watched, I was filled with emotion. There were tapes of family vacations, births, our first grandchild’s 1st birthday party, family reunions, graduations, loved ones who are no longer with us, and our daughter’s middle school activities. She is 40 years old now! Talk about being a procrastinator!
I prepared my first conversion box and sent it in to FOREVER Media Conversion Services. I was hooked!
I knew that I also had smaller VHS tapes, but I just couldn’t find them. I mentioned this to my husband and he thought that we may have inadvertently thrown them away while cleaning. Again, my spirit was crushed. He went upstairs to look, but all he found was a container that contained CDs and DVDs. But I couldn’t give up. The box of CDs/DVDs was still out and I looked through it. To my surprise, the smaller VHS tapes were under the CDs/DVDs! There were so many memories on those tapes!
I have now viewed every tape and am ready to send in Conversion Box #3! What took me so long, I will never know, but I am thankful for FOREVER. I can hardly wait for all of my precious memories to be converted and safely preserved in my FOREVER Account!