Have you ever thought about what kind of impression you leave on your children? What will they remember when they are older and out of the house living their own lives?
What legacy are you leaving your children?
What do I recall from my own Mother?
In short, love, patience and support.
My parents taught us by example that you should follow your passion in a career choice to be happy with your work self. That through times of poverty and when everything seemed like it had a dark cloud over it, to times of joy when the sun shone bright, to fight for what you love and stick by your partner and nourish your children.
You can also see how to make South African Mac and Cheese just like my Mom makes it. yum!
Many Mothers and Grandmothers also leave family treasured heirlooms, jewelry, photos, china or fancy tea sets that are passed down from generation to generation. I myself have a lovely green gem necklace and a set of dinner ware.
My children are still young but I would love to leave a legacy that speaks well into their future.
I would love them to remember me for,
The tickles I give them just because I love their smiles and laughs.
The hugs that are in abundance.
The play time that we have together.
The art that we do together. (That I will one day get framed)
My interest in their day and always being there to listen.
It is still early in our lives together, my eldest has only just turned 5, I hope to add to the list over the next few years.
I also hope that my kids, when older, will remember their mothers love for chocolate cake and bring slices with them when they come visit, which I hope is often! 😉
What is your Mother’s legacy?
I would love to hear the special memories and thoughts you have from your Mom!