For my birthday this year, one of Mum’s work friends (who I didn't really know at all, but who was kind enough to respond to my request for stories from earlier times to help fill out Mum’s storyline) kindly sent me a birthday card.
When I opened the card I was confused that it was addressed to me as my full name, and inside the card was a small envelope. Inside that was the announcement of my birth card that Mum and Dad had sent her all those years ago. What an amazing thing to have.
This wouldn’t have happened without my storyline project, and even if nothing more ever comes of it than this, it's been worth it.