It’s funny that I get so excited when I read a challenge from my old Sunday School class. I still get the prayer requests and updates so I sometimes fool myself into thinking that I’m still there and a part of that group. This has actually been more difficult than I first imagined, probably b/c my self esteem has never been very high to begin with, but nevertheless….The last challenge issued was:
Lasting Legacy: If you were being honored at a ceremony this weekend and you were not going to be there and you were never going to be seen or heard from again, what would you want people to say about you. This is a challenge to write 3 paragraphs with what you would like to be remembered for in this life. Use your imagination and dig deep. Have someone read it for you after it is written(out loud). Let’s start a journey moving towards what we want to be remembered for. You can have your spouse write the last paragraph.
I, first and foremost, want to be remembered as a loving mother and wife. Someone that was willing and able to sacrifice much of herself for the sake of this family I helped to create. I hope that as people look back at my life they see someone that had to re-invent themselves over and over each time our address changed. In Christ you have to be willing to change drasticly and then be willing to change again as God calls you to. I want to be remembered as someone who was willing to change. .. willing to change for the sake of herself, her husband, her children, and for Christ…one that was willing to help others change for the greater good.
I want to be remembered as someone who held passion for the Lord, passion for life, passion for fun. I hope to convey a generousity, humility, faithfulness, and contentment with the blessings God has given me. Boldness. I hope to be remembered as Bold.. bold to speak, bold to love, bold to be loved. As I look at my life the one thing I’m working for is Joy. There are so many things I like to do and people will remember that I love running. It’s a sport that, in my opinion, is the hardest to do. I love doing it and feeling that accomplishment after each run. I’m not very good as most will say, but that doesn’t matter. I love taking pictures and want everyone to look back at my photos and see how happy it made me each time I got that PERFECT shot. Talking. I probably do more talking than I need to, but to have a conversation with someone that’ll make them laugh, or encourage them, or bring them to tears.. it’s all the same to me. I love being around people in general. Coffee & Conversation is probably my favorite pastime of all. All this brings me joy. I’m sure people will remember how much I love to sing, but that I couldn’t carry an actual tune to save my life. I love hanging out at a pool or beach, but never learned to swim. Those close to me will recall that I can’t set the alarm clock or microwave time on even numbers.. they must be 12:31 or 37 seconds to cook. I bite my nails and won’t apologize for it. I like it, it’s stress relieving so THERE!
Words I live by:
Acceptance- Of circustances and of others
Patience- With my children and husband
Joy- In having fun with friends and family
Courage- Being bold enough to walk in Christ, vulnerability and all
Generous- Willing to help ANYONE that may need it
Gratitude- Showing how grateful I am for EVERYTHING God has given me
**As I read this out loud it sounds like a bunch of rambling, but in all honesty, this was proabably the hardest thing for me to write.
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