I Want to Leave a Legacy, How Will They Remember Me?

So, truth be told, the legacy theme certainly isn’t novel, original or anything else, but nonetheless, it is fundamental and timeless.

I love the lyrics and song by Nicole Nordeman “Legacy.”  We played this song at my dad’s memorial service.  He was a legacy man.  I want to be a legacy woman and to take the creation of legacy to the next level in our family.

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

the 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 lengthy list of all that I enjoy

It’s an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile

Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon 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


How about you?Do you have a legacy story to share?  Has someone that you love made an indelible mark upon your heart through how they lived or how they loved?I’m collecting legacy stories and would love to hear yours.Please contact me and share your story!Leave a legacy and live a life that matters!