We are on a journey, sojourners on this earth. Let us share with you the highs and lows of our lives. Heaven is a sweeter place now that we have two beautiful granddaughters waiting there for us.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Leaving a Legacy

 My parents love spending time with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Whether it is reading a book or playing a game of soccer(harder to get pictures of those), they are always more than willing to engage with their great-grandchildren.
 Both of them love babies, holding them, playing with them, even trying to get them to sleep.
 And the result, their great-grandchildren know their Oma and Opa! I just love hearing them say it!
They are leaving a legacy with their great-grands. I've thought a lot about that over the holidays, which made me take note of something that Billy Graham said in his latest book, Nearing Home, which I read over the holidays.

Our Greatest Legacy
The greatest legacy you can pass on to your children and grandchildren is not your money or the other material things you have accumulated in life. The greatest legacy you can pass on to them is the legacy of your character and your faith....

Our Greatest Hope
..your greatest hope for your children and grandchildren...should be that they will become men and women of faith, trusting Jesus Christ as their Savior and seeking to follow Him as the Master of their lives every day.

It's definitely given me something to think about as this new year lies before us. How am I passing on my greatest legacy and my greatest hope to my children and grandchildren?


Anonymous said...

What wonderful legacy and memories you have created. Such a blessing!

Anneliese said...

Beautiful pictures! Your mom and dad and the great-grandkids ... what a blessing!