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Day 14 – Legacy

By November 14, 2017 No Comments

The is my husband’s grandmother Matha Butler, aka Mema and to some in the family Grandma. 

She turned 90 this week and her life and legacy are what I am so very grateful for this week. 

Martha is a true Proverbs 31 woman in every since of the word and she somehow has a way of loving each of her children, their spouses, her grands and great grands in a way that makes each of us feel so loved and cherished.

Martha had 8 kids in 9 years and over the weekend they all got together to celebrate her 90th birthday.

As a mom of 4, I often think of Memaw on the days I feel overwhelmed. I will think of her whenever I think 4 kids is a lot to handle.  How she mothered 8 kids all so close in age is beyond me. I think it’s partially how she has stayed so young all these years. There is something that changes in a woman with each kid she has and I think you somehow get more patient with having more kids. 

My mother n law Susan (top right) was her 5th born. She of course gave birth to my husband (and his sisters) and because of him I get to have a little family of my own. 

I imagine when Mema was my age she was in the thick of parenting and didn’t have a lot of time to think about the generations that would come forth through her decision to have 8 children. 

However, because of her decision, along with her husband she leaves a legacy that my family now gets to benefit from. 

I saw this quote, “Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” – Gary Vaynerchuck 

Mema’s life leaves a legacy of faith, love, family and trusting God in all seasons. I don’t know about you who read this, but I have not given a ton of thought to the legacy I want to leave, but I pray it is half as wonderful as Martha’s. 

Have you thought about the legacy you will leave one day? What do you want it to be? 

I say it’s never too late to start thinking about it and re-write the legacy you want to leave especially if you don’t like the one you have now. Just a thought.

Happy Birthday Mema! Thank you for leading the way and being an awesome example to follow. I am so thankful for you. 

Love,

Paige