Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Tribute - 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 a while
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
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...

Nicole Nordeman - Legacy
~In Remembrance~
February 1924-October 2008
My Dad. My Veteran. (click link)
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. ~ 1 Peter 2:21


Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

Very well said!!!! Remembering your sweet father on this Memorial Day and all the others who laid down their lives for our country!! Thank-you~~Blessings, Deborah

Raspberry Grace said...

Lovely soul searching, soul exposing, soul rending words, Katey, Thank you.

God bless you, and your much loved dad, and his memory in your heart.

Love, Rasp xx

Amy and her little family said...

What a nice post. Thank you.

Denise Aumick said...

Beatuiful words that bring forth wonderful imagery. Thanks, kD Love.

BlueGirl62 said...

I don't know if you check inhere often or not, but I wanted to say hello and let you know I am remembering you today. I know it is a bittersweet day for you, and your mind has been on your dad often, so if it helps at all, please know I am sitting by you in spirit, have my arm around your shoulder, and I care.

Best of everything, Katey.


Raspberry Grace said...

Katey, I've emailed you, but not sure if you are recieving them?

Love, Rasp xx