Leaving A Legacy of Love and Learning!

Have you every thought of what kind of a legacy you want to leave behind?

I know, I know. The laundry is overflowing, the kids are all hungry, and you are working on quarterly reports. Right now, you are just looking forward to making it to bedtime.

In a short five years time span, I lost and eulogized three of the most important people in my life–both my parents and my grandmother, who had been my rock, my inspiration, and my best friend. Writing their eulogies changed something in me. I no longer saw life just as today, but as what will be once I am gone.

How do I want to be remembered? As a young mother of very small children, I became acutely aware that I was living their memories. I was building the stories they would tell their own children, the stories that would recall once I was gone. I knew I didn’t want to just get the housework done, I wanted to make a difference!

 

As a homeschool mom, you are changing the world EVERY DAY! Your work is so powerful it will impact generations!!

A few days ago, I got to sit down with my friend and mentor, Allison Hardy to talk about the legacy I hope to leave to not just my family, but every family for generation to come.

Please take a listen! (I love to listen to podcasts while washing dishes and cooking dinner) Then hit reply and let me know what you think.

Listen to "A legacy of loving to learn with Jennifer Elia" on Spreaker.

How can I help you leave a legacy of love and learning?

8 thoughts on “Leaving A Legacy of Love and Learning!

  1. I am so close to finished with the homeschooling part of my parenting, as my youngest will graduate this year. My goal beyond giving my kids a well-rounded and Bible based education was to build strong relationships and memories, so what you’ve said about leaving a legacy really hits home with me!

  2. The old saying that the ‘days are long but the years are short’ is so true and even in the trenches of motherhood it is important to consider our legacy.

    1. I honestly never believed it until I suddenly realized that my oldest was so much closer to the end of her childhood than the beginning! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  3. I often think about how my kids will remember me. I hope they cherish the years of homeschooling and how much time we spend together. The time is going by so fast.

    I still miss both of my parents after 20 years and cherish the legacy that left behind.

  4. Great reminders! I’d like to add to write down things to leave as a legacy as well. A journal of how God is working in your life and the things you’re learning along the way will also serve as a blessing for generations to come.

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