Tue 16 Oct 2012
Day 16: 31 Days of Life in The StepMom Trenches (Vlogtober)
Today, I want to talk about the legacy we are creating and leaving for our children. All mothers, biological, step, adoptive, foster, leave a legacy for their children. We are impacting our kids with both the words we speak and the actions we take. Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Cyndi Spivey and hear her speak at the Be Still Retreat at BloggyCon in Cincinnati.
Cyndi spoke with love about her mother and the legacy she left for her family. I was deeply moved by Cyndi and the way she spoke of her mother and the impact she had on those around her. It is so apparent of the legacy that her mother left in Cyndi and I can only pray that my children will be so blessed by me.
In my vlog below, I share Cyndi’s story and I talk about how it relates to us as stepmoms. As stepmothers, we have an amazing (albeit hard somedays) opportunity to leave a legacy of unconditional love and compassion and model for our kids what a loving marriage looks like.
Takeaway: Think about the legacy you are creating. Think about that word legacy each time you interact with your family today. Think of the idea that how you respond to negativity in your life can shape how your stepkids may grow to respond to adversity. That can be a powerful motivator in doing the right thing.
What legacy are you leaving? What does the word legacy mean to you?