Legacy | Parisienne Farmgirl

Legacy

I don’t mind if you’ve got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all 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 lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It’s an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

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

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, “Well Done” good and faithful one…

-Legacy, Nicole Nordamen

Happy Anniversary Gramma and Grandpa.
Thank you for loving each other, when it was easy to
and staying together when it was hard to.

Thank you for loving the Lord and training your children up in the way they should go.
Because you did this I will train my children up in the way they should go.

Thank you for doing your best
and for accepting God’s grace when you didn’t.

Happy 54th Anniversary Gramma and Grandpa.
We are your Legacy.

I love you.

4 thoughts on “Legacy”

  1. Thank you Ang for that lovely greeting on Legacy. We are so blessed to have you in our family. So blessed to have all of you in that picture in our family. We thank God for each one of you. Sure have a lot of reading to take with me on this computer to Florida. And am looking for more coming up.

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