A Mother’s legacy begins long before the labor pains begin and continues long after the child is out on their own.
A legacy is born when personal plans and desires are replaced by the need to nurture, protect, and equip. Personal hopes and dreams come second to a lifetime of teaching and sharing and caring for the next generation of dreamers in your care.
A legacy develops when dedication, devotion, and discipline are expressed and intermixed freely with love, trust, and freedom; which at times can lead to disappointment, disobedience, and defiance.
A legacy is passed on when the child finally understands the significance in the sacrifice that was made for her as she approaches the sacrifice she is about to make for her unborn child.
A Mother’s Legacy is doing the best you can, every chance you can, with what you have, and not worry about what you wish you had.
A Mother’s Legacy is lifetime of shared lessons, both good and bad, so they may be leveraged in such a way that perfection is never a goal of the legacy your legacy is giving birth to.
A Mother’s Legacy is a debt that cannot be repaid, but it is a debt than can be paid forward.
A Mother’s Legacy is something only a Mother can leave, so take a minute today to make sure your Mom knows about the legacy she left in you!
Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
Love you all,
Special thanks to all the Mom’s who are in my life and who have helped write this post as I have had a front row seat watching the legacy you are leaving with your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
I found this video via Seth Godin’s blog, this is Seth, which featured Sarah Kay’s poem For My Daughter. Sarah’s masterful delivery of the poem is in the art form of Spoken Word. To learn more about Sarah check out the talk she gave at a recent TED conference which now has almost had 1.8 million views.
Wow!! Now Sarah’s poem has been turned into a book and can be ordered from Amazon using this link.
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