I Want Them To Remember

22 Mar
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone’s is sharing on the word REMEMBER here.


Five Minute Friday

I have been thinking a lot lately about the legacy I want to leave for my sons. 
What do I want them to remember about me?

I want them to remember what my laugh sounded like and that I did it often even when things were hard…especially then.

I want them to remember the cuddles and kisses and whispered conversations when I tucked them in at night.

I want them to remember that whenever they were near I couldn’t resist the chance to hug on them.

I want them to remember that I made mistakes and it was only in those mistakes that I truly learned what grace means.

I want them to remember that I listened and really heard their hearts even when they couldn’t put it into words.

I want them to remember that I adored their daddy and that marriage isn’t always easy, but is always a gift.

I want them to remember that I believed in miracles and that they are possible even in the every day moments.

I want them to remember that I was head over heels in love with Jesus which made loving them so much more.

I want them to remember that I loved.
That most of all.

What do you want your children to remember about you?

Blessings,

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24 Responses to “I Want Them To Remember”

  1. Missindeedy March 22, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    Oh, Wendy! You had me at laughing when things are hard. Yes. I pray to leave that and many others you wrote about as a legacy to my littles, too.

  2. April March 22, 2013 at 4:37 am #

    Wonderful post 🙂 I think a lot about what I want my kids to remember… thank for sharing this. Gives me so much to think about tonight!

  3. Dolly @Soulstops March 22, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    Hey Wendy,Hopefully this 3rd time will work…I love your list, and I bet your kids will remember how much you loved them, their dad & Jesus…you shine, my friend 🙂

  4. Wendy March 22, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    Missy it's so hard to put everything I want them to remember in the midst of 5 minutes. There is just so much I want them to remember. Blessings.

  5. AKA Jane Random March 22, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    You 'heard their hearts' – that should be all of our prayers! So good!

  6. Wendy March 22, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    Thanks so much April. Definitely has me thinking too. So much I want them to remember. Blessings.

  7. Wendy March 22, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    So glad it worked Dolly! Thank you. Thank you friend. Blessings.

  8. Wendy March 22, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    Thank you so much. Blessings.

  9. BARBIE March 22, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    I want my kids to remember that I was for them, that I supported them, no matter what. Oh there is so much more, isn't there? Blessings my friend!

  10. Amy March 22, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    I also want my kids to remember, I want many years from now, after I am gone, as they sit around a table and some family get-together one will say "hey remember when mom…." then the other will say "and how she always….."

  11. Jennifer Schwickerath March 22, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Good list! I hope my son remembers that I loved him so much. I hope my husband remembers the same. Thank you for writing and be blessed:)

  12. Jill Waltz March 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Loved this post. My favorite is that I want them to "remember I was head over heels in love with Jesus"

  13. Maria March 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    I loved this post as well. I sometimes need to remember what I want my kids to remember about me…every day we are giving them memories, are they ones that I want them to have? I think I'll need to analyze this myself and see just what exactly I want my kids to remember and make sure they are seeing that side of me everyday. Thanks for your post! Be Blessed!! Maria (FMF writer)

  14. Linda March 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    A resounding YES!

  15. pilgrimwanderings.com March 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Great post, Wendy! I want my son to remember that I was there when he needed me and that it wasn't at all a burden to put him and his needs and wants in front of mine. I want him to remember that even when things were tough and I would have had an excuse to respond in anger to people who intentionally hurt me, that I kept my integrity and bit my tongue and let God handle it instead. I want him to remember that he could always, always, always count on me, and that I would never, ever, ever leave him.

  16. Tonya Salomons March 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    I loved this. I often think on the legacy I want to leave and hope and pray that the grace of God covers the things I've left undone or the mistakes I've made. I love this and I love that I'm getting to know your sweet heart here more every day.

  17. dayebydaye March 22, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    This has been a theme of mine lately- this leaving a legacy thing! It is such an important responsibility we have been given and I find myself asking do I WANT them to follow in my footsteps? I pray that I will be able to answer with a resounding yes- by the grace of God!Always love your posts and your beautiful heart that comes shining through!

  18. jennspeacornpopnuts.com March 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Wow, Wendy – that is a beautiful writing with some awesome and inspiring thoughts! Nice to "meet" you. My link on 5 Minute Fridays follows yours. I was thinking that I wanted to highlight and copy some of your words down here in this comment to tell you which phrase stood out – but the more I read, the more it became more words. Thank you for your words – they mean a lot in general and a lot to me, specifically. Thank you! Jenn – Link #11

  19. jennspeacornpopnuts.com March 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    PS – love the choices you have made with your blog decor – very very nice! Jenn

  20. Karrilee Aggett March 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Oh yes… to all of this – yes! This my prayer too!Love you sweet sister!

  21. Denise March 23, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    Thanks for being a blessing.

  22. Alene March 23, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    I always love our FMF time together. Beautiful!!http://positivelyalene.com

  23. Ruth Povey March 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    I always love your posts Wendy and this one was fantastic!

  24. OneGirl March 24, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Most of all, love. Yes, that's what I want to be remembered for, too!

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