Are you leaving a legacy? Do people know what’s important to you?
When you meet someone new, it’s pretty easy to tell what they hold dear. If they don’t talk about it first, they will very soon. Whether you realize it or not, that is your legacy you are leaving. What will your family say about you when you are gone? Will they say things like:
She talked about her family a lot.
She always made our birthdays special.
I remember that time we made mud pies together.
Today, September 23, 2017, would have been my Mamiee’s 97th birthday.
She went to be with her Jesus earlier this year on April 19th. Gran, her husband, died back in 2002. So amazing they have been reunited. Ask ANYONE that ever met Evelyn Altman what was most important to her…
They’ll say JESUS. She always brought Him into the conversation. If you had just met her, she would make sure and ask you if you had ever asked Him to be your Lord and Savior and asked Him into your heart. If not, she would tell you how. She had a way of talking about Him that was somehow so comforting and inviting.
She had a smile that never quit. She always greeted you with a huge hug and she meant it. She loved all of humans she ever met. She truly prayed without ceasing. During her final years when her brain was beginning to fade, her reality was scattered EXCEPT when she prayed. As soon as she closed her eyes to talk to her Jesus, she was crystal clear. It was amazing.
Her favorite verse was Romans 8:28.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.
See, I’ve always loved food!!! This is Mamiee and me (I was 3)
This is back in 2001 when Chuck and I went to visit Mamiee and Gran before we had kids. It was such a great visit. This is us deheading shrimp on the dock!!
This was a visit with my daddy (Mamiee was his mother) and my two nephews. We used to make time to go see her where she lived in the assisted living place where she was. She loved having lots of neighbors to talk to all the time!
Mamiee went on many mission trips in her life and loved to tell about them. This was one of our visits when she was telling about the time she was able to go to Russia. She was a great story teller!
She was my Mamiee. The only grandmother I’ve ever known. She could light up a room like no one else. You always felt better after having been with her.
So it begs the question… what legacy are you leaving? What will folks say about you?
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