Today history is being written into the books of life with the Inauguration of our 44th President, Barack H. Obama. We have come a long ways since our forefathers and we still have a long way to go. But this is not about politics or racism this is about me. All this going on had me wondering, what have I done for people to remember me thru out the years? What kind of legacy am I building?
Now I am NOT trying to go for President, or Mayor, OK not even President of the School Board, nothing like that. I want to leave a legacy to those who know me. This has really inspired me to think, how much can I do? Well I will start from the bottom and work my way up. I can start by making memories with my own children, reading to them, baking for them and having them help too, building traditions of our own. Going out of my way to ensure I do the best for them and provide what they need to be whatever it is they want to be in life. I will make sure I do my duties without complaints, with honor and respect because my job is the most important job out there, I'm MOM. I will be the best role model I can be, I will share stories of our ancestors and what they have been thru and what they accomplished. I will tell them my grandma broke barriers if sexism in her young days all to bring her family out of poverty, how far they walked to go to school, how they built homes with their own hands and how we all came together as one big extended family during holidays , birthdays and mourning's and everyday in between. I will tell them how hard they worked to live the American dream and how they passed down this desire to succeed to me, to us. I will show them manners and teach them respect and about taking turns and being fair. I will show them how to be a family and unite and work as a team. I will continue to include them in my activities at home, my crafts, my projects and our dreams. I will continue family time and individual time with them for as long as I can. I will go back to college and graduate and show them it can be done and will continue to help others and make others aware of the medical issues that affect us and our society. I will do the best I can at whatever I decide to do. I will show them to "try and try again" and that giving up is not an option. I will teach them that friends are very valuable, they can be our angels when we need them and our family when we have none.
I will make sure they see me as more than just mom, or a wife, but they see me as a woman who did great things for them and for herself and others. I will do things in hopes when I no longer exist with the living that they all look back with love at things I have done.
I will live my life knowing that Everyday in our life is History in the making.
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