What do you want to be known for? Maybe you want to change the world. Maybe you just want to make the best cupcakes known to man. Go all in and give us the deep life-long goal, or share a smaller mission.
I always wanted to continue my parents legacy with my children. Since there were never to be chapters regarding children in my life story, my part of their legacy ends with me. It does not completely end as my middle sister has a daughter and grandchildren, my brother has two sons who will one day marry and have children, and my youngest sister will have children one day who will all move the legacy forward.
All I can dream and hope for is leaving whatever legacy is appropriate for the young adults and children who are a part of my story whether they be siblings, other family or co-workers. Maybe there is guidance I place in front of them to consider which helps them get through whatever situation they are encountering. Perhaps in a discussion we have something I may say will touch a piece of their heart. Something I may write as I continue with my blog will give them inspiration. Whatever it may be I will consider to be a bit of my dream legacy.
When I married my husband 12 plus years ago, I knew I would and could never be a replacement as mother for his daughters. I did not want to be. I wanted to be a friend who could remind them when needed they are their mother’s as well as their father’s legacy. Though their mother has left their story, she is with them in their hearts and memories always. My hope is to be there as they move that legacy forward.
It is a dream, and one I hope comes to be in whatever way it is meant to.