30 Days of truth-Day 5-Legacy
It’s been a good minute since I last answered a question for 30 Days of Truth-which by the end will probably end up being like “30 times I post something truthful, but in no particular order & adhering to no pressing schedule”.
The next question that to answer is Something I hope to do in my life.
There are a lot of things I want to do before I kick the bucket, go home to Glory, or RIP. Sky Dive, Write a book, meet Justin Timberlake, travel the world, learn to paint my nails, run a marathon, have a career, be a talk show host, design a clothing line, own a house with a pool, learn to crochet, and see the movie ET just to name a few.
But by far the thing I really hope I do in life is leave a legacy.
When I graduated high-school my parents & I planned a fantastic graduation ceremony & party (I was home-schooled). And on all of my invitations & programs I had these lyrics from a song by Nicole Nordeman.
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred Just want to hear instead, “Well Done” good and faithful one…
At the time I hadn’t given much thought to what my legacy would be, could be, or should be. But as I’ve grown older & only a tad bit wiser I’ve realized that the greatest legacy I can leave behind would be my children.
I do hope that someday when I die and my grand-child are going through my things they find all kinds of mementos from my life that speak of success & greatness. I won’t lie.
But if I’m unable to do any of that. If I’m unable to leave behind a library with my name on it or have a street named after me I hope that what I get to do in life is raise well-rounded, responsible, loving, open, successful (in more ways then just financial), proud, upstanding citizens.
I hope that in life I am able to instill upon Phoenix the importance of thinking before he speaks. The importance of “a penny saved, is a penny earned”. That all people are to be loved.
I hope that in life I can pass on to my future daughter the skills she will need to steer & rear her own children. I hope that I am able to teach my daughter discernment. Loyalty.
I hope in my life I am able to teach my children the beauty of the earth.
I hope in life I am able to be there for my child. I hope before I go I am able to see them off in their life, to see my hard work put to the test.
I hope in my life that my children will leave a legacy. And through my children’s legacy. I will leave a legacy.
I hope to hear….“Well done good & faithful mother. Well done good & faithful wife”
What do you hope to accomplish before you go?