Hello. If you have found my Faith and song card that i gave you. Good. If you opened my website link even better. I do want to leave some footprint behind for the better. Welcome to my world.
I am 77 years old and heading toward 80. What do I have to show for the fulfilling of my purpose on earth so far? I have set goals and failed to start or complete them. But one thing I know for sure for “…being confident of this that the one will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus!” Philippians 1:6.
Wow. I am leaning hard into that PROMISE! Thank you Lord.
I wanted to jump on my website and talk to you about something that has been on my mind.
Getting old can be hard physically but also mentally…not because of becoming forgetful and tired, but more so- because we have been around a long time and have seen a lot and sometimes can overwhelm us with how bad things are getting in the world. I have lived through birthing children, marriage, educational institutions, church involvement, dance and music performance, different ministries in and out of church settings, good and bad relationships, wars, rioting in the streets, disease, loss, overwhelming grief. But along with that list i have experiences so many moments of joy, elations, great surprises, wonderful revelations about life and God and tons of miracles small and huge ones!
I have so much to tell my family and friends of my real experiences, some of which may blow their mind and they might say…Mom never told me that! Wow.They will either be shocked…or elated. Either way i will be known. I now remember in heaven it says we will be known as we have been known(referring to earth).Woah, that may be a very good thing, a boring thing or a horrendous thing.
But we all need to leave a mark on the earth before we this lovely leave terra ferma. The earth is so incredible the way God created it. But man on the other hand has done some terrible things to it.
I now feel that I need to write my memoir.
I believe every parent or grandparent should leave behind a memoir for their kids. It can be in a loose leaf binder , a booklet or a book. It can be, hopefully, such a healing experience for them to read after we are gone. We all need to feel like we are part of something no matter how big or small, whether about our family, a career, a business you love, or working in someone else’s vision or dream goal or business. Maybe leaving this remembrance of your life can even a helpful positive roadmap for their future. If not for your kids or family. Leave it for the world…who are your extended human family.
Beloveds– start now. Keep a journal today.
Love, Lauren Williamson MamaMiaLove