One hundred years ago today, my maternal grandfather, James Murphy, landed at Ellis Island.
He was only a teenager, but he came on his own from Ireland, trying to start a new life.
What if he hadn't had the courage to take that journey? Where would I be today? In fact, would I have been able to stand there next to him, holding his hand -- would I even exist??
Luckily, as you'll see in the next post, the journey we're on is so much easier.