40 Days of Transformation and Change of Hearts
Day 36: What is Your Legacy?
Today I helped my fragile mother into the shower and stood outside the shower just in case she fell. I thought about all the times as a little girl she bathed me and my sister and sang "oh I wish I was a fishy in the sea.." which I sang to my children and have sung to my grandchildren as I bathe them. I've thought about the things I learned from my mother that I have passed on to the next generation and the next. And what will they remember about me? What day in and day out things have I done that they have picked up on? Have I taught kindness, joy and faith? As a parent your children are everything- your world rotates around them. Then one day you wake up and they've grown. And I can't remember the last time they needed me to bathe them or sing them goodnight. And what if I would've know that night or that bath that it was going to be the last, would I have done things different? Have I taught them what they will need? And after today I realize I will probably need them in the far future to do for me what I can't do any longer- and I hope I've taught them well.
"For the Arrow is flown and the Moments are gone." (Hymn #217 Come, let us Anew)
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree." -Martin Luther
We all leave behind us a legacy- good or bad- we are planting seeds for our future generations.
What will be yours? What will your children and family say and remember of you?
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." -Winston Churchill