A Legacy…What I Want My Children To Remember About Me


My hope is that these are the words my children will one day use to describe me…

“My mother loved God, her husband, and her children.  She worked hard to make a warm, inviting, and hospitable home.  She was kind and patient.  She loved others and taught us to serve the body of Christ, help those in need, and love one another well.  She loved truth and she devoured grace.  She never gave up.”

The truth is, my children will not say those things unless I give them a reason to say them.

They will not rise up and call me blessed if I do not, by the grace of God, work hard at being the woman God has shown me to be.

The thought of my legacy sobers me up real quick.

I don’t want the legacy for my own pride, I want it because as a first generation Christian, I want to leave a noble imprint on our family history so that the generations of daughters who come after me can look back with resolve and say, “our great grandmother persevered in godliness, and so will we.”

And through the generations we will show our love for Jesus Christ and let our lives be a fragrant offering to our God and pleasant aroma to those who do not know Him…in the hopes that they will.

Have you thought about your legacy?

If you haven’t, start…and then commit, with His grace, to live it out.

June Fuentes

June Fuentes is the happy wife to Steve and blessed homeschooling mom to nine beautiful children that they are raising for the Lord. She has a heart to see mothers all around the world grasp the vision of biblical motherhood and to see this noble role restored in the 21st century to the glory of God. June blogs at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home to minister to Christian women on how to build up strong Christian homes. She is also the owner of Christian Homemaking, and is the author of the encouraging eBooks, True Christian Motherhood and How to Build a Strong Christian Home, and a consultant for Lilla Rose, where you can find unique and beautiful hair products. She would love for you to join her on the journey to biblical womanhood on Facebook.

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