Answer all of the questions on pages 25 to 27 in The Mom I Want to Be: Rising Above the Past to Give Your Kids a Great Future.
Remember, there aren’t wrong or right answers. At this point, you’re simply taking a good look at your legacy.
You’re preparing to unpack some stuff that doesn’t really belong to you anymore.
You’re growing a new branch of your family tree!
Q: What legacy would you like to give your children? How does that differ from what was given to you?
As you dig in, you might experience a road block. You might learn something you didn’t know about yourself. You might see things from an adult’s perspective, rather than that of a child.
As we move into Week #2 of this study, how can I (and my prayer team) pray with you over this?
Father, thank you for my friend. Thank you that you take us on the harder paths of healing so we can be free. Thank you that we do not walk those alone, but rather you lead us, guide us, and carry us through those places that seem impossible. With you all things are possible. In Jesus’ name, amen.
I’ll see you on Monday! We’ll cover Chapter Two next week: Broken Mirrors.
I want my family to see our past does not define our future. The messes we were handed dont define us. With Christ We are holy, righteous, and redeemed.give us open courageous faithful hearts.
Amen Susan, our past does not have to define us. I pray the legacy of my family will be to demonstrate the love of Christ to others, to be generous and filled with compassion. Praising God! I have seen my children demonstrating Christ like qualities as they enter young adulthood.
I guess we all have some kind of stuff we’ve swept under the rug but not good enough that it doesn’t get discovered at one point or another. I was reading some place today, a blog, I don’t remember and it really doesn’t matter. My aunt passed away in July and my dear husband told me I was at the top of the food chain now, which means something like I am the oldest sibling and no family left that is older than me, Aunt Dot was the last, I miss her so. There are so many skeletons in the closets of my family and I have children and grandchildren, should I apologize? I’m so sorry?? But in another blog someplace I am reaching out to Jesus more, being more prayerful, faithful, truthful, and the past doesn’t really matter anymore. I am working on a new me, better, and so much more relaxed and at peace with my life up to now. Thank you Lord for the life you have given me. I could use a little prayer actually, I had my scoliosis fixed on August 28th and I’m still in pain and in process of recuperating. I have a lot of rods and plates and screws now holding my spine straight. So that’s a good thing, God bless you all! Life really is good, as long as we have Jesus in it we’re good!!