Memories Are Made In the Mundane

Memories are made in the mundane

Dishes, diapers, laundry & Math!  Sound familiar?  This is my life.  I swear dirty socks come in and gobble me up when no ones looking.

There have been seasons when I felt completely forgotten and days when even the smallest act of service is a huge blessing.  After 13 years of being home with my children and helping launch my oldest son into his adult life I’ve learned that many of my memories were made in the mundane, daily activities.

It’s so easy to look at a friends blog post of the life sized ear canal she and her children made and begin to think our kids are going to miss out.  How can I even think of building big projects when I’m behind on my laundry?

You want to know what I have found in our home?  I have found that many of my memories have been made in the mundane.  Sitting around the dinner table every night, laughing, talking, teaching, will be what my children will remember one day when they have their own families.

Do you feel as though your life is filled with mundane?  GOOD!  Embrace it!

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Legacy Moments

Legacy Moments

What is a legacy moment?  A legacy moment is when we do something that we will never forget and neither will those who are most important to us.

For me, February 13th 1988 was a legacy moment as that was the day that I married my best friend.

October 16th, March 9th and May 3rd are legacy moments as those are the days that my children were born.

Now that I have one child who is an adult I am watching him begin his own legacies.  Legacy is what will be left after I’m gone.

There are things that will steal my legacies if I’m not careful….. Busyness is at the top of that list.  When I am busy nothing tastes good.  I find myself “doing” but never “being”.  Another legacy stealer is not being sure of my goals.  If I don’t know where I’m going then I can run around in circles being busy but I’m not moving towards my goal.

What type of legacy do you want to leave behind?  What are you doing today to work towards that?

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