Today I’m not going to blog about my own legacy list. I have been praying about my own list and writing things down, but I’m just not ready to share my list with you yet.
|Me, Jon, and Lisa in China for Christmas 2010.|
This morning, I want to focus on my mother-in-law, Lisa, and the legacy that she is leaving behind. Lisa is still alive and well. Throughout her life she has made choices that are leaving behind a Godly legacy for her family. I do not know if she planned to do this, but she has even left a legacy for me to follow as well as her daughter-in-law.
My father-in-law, David, loves to brag about his wife and rightfully so! Lisa is an amazing woman of God! One of my favorite things that David tells us about Lisa is how much she enjoyed being pregnant. David always tells us that Lisa has never been happier than during the months that she was pregnant with each one of her five children. Lisa had hard labors and almost died in childbirth multiple times, but she never complained. She found her joy in the Lord and being able to bring new life into this world!
For years, it has been my desire to follow in my mother-in-law’s footsteps. I want Jon to be able to tell our children that I enjoyed being pregnant. I do not want our daugther being told that I complained the entire time I was pregnant with her.
Knowing that I wanted to follow in Lisa's example I have been very intentional about my actions and attitude throughout my pregnancy. This is not normal for me, but I am trying to set aside my ways to accomplish something greater!
I have not always done a good job of this over the last 8 months, but that does not mean I am not trying. I do not know what Jon will tell our children about how I was during my pregnancy, but I pray that it is something a little like what David tells us about his own wife.
I am so thankful that the Lord has given me such a Godly example to follow. I am excited to finish my own legacy list and see how God helps me to live it out each day!