What legacy will you leave behind? How can you pass along to future generations the values, traditions and customs that a woman without children embraces? What are you doing to leave this world a better place?
This week I attended the funeral of my best friend’s 88-year old mother; she married young, has seven children, 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren and was a devoted Catholic who was active in church-related charitable groups. She was remembered as a great cook and baked mouth-watering pies and cakes. Even after she was no longer able to drive, she still loved taking Sunday drives, and passed on her memories and local knowledge to her daughters as they drove her around the town where she was born, raised and settled.
Dorothy’s legacy was that she touched the lives of everyone she knew or met, as evidenced by all of the stories. Not only was she the matriarch of 3 generations of family in attendance at the funeral, she was also a good friend to all of them. She not only had a hand in shaping the character of her own children, but was equally invested in instilling into her grandchildren and great grandchildren the same morals and character that she learned as a child from her parents.