So, truth be told, the legacy theme certainly isn’t novel, original or anything else, but nonetheless, it is fundamental and timeless.
I love the lyrics and song by Nicole Nordeman “Legacy.” We played this song at my dad’s memorial service. He was a legacy man. I want to be a legacy woman and to take the creation of legacy to the next level in our family.
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of allthe who’s who and so-n-so’s that used to be the best
At such ‘n such…it wouldn’t matter much
I won’t lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an “Atta boy” or “Atta girl”
But in the end I’d like to hang my hat on more besides
the temporary trappings of this world
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to you enough to make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed Your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
I don’t have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy
It’s an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon destroy
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, “Well done” good and faithful one