Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Leave a Legacy
The recent passing of my aunt, my mums sister, prompted me to think about something my own mum never had the managed to complete. Life is so temporary, can end all of a sudden leaving a vacuum.
Even though mum knew that she had a terminal disease, her health deteriorated very quickly and she was unable to complete what she set out to do.
What she wanted to do was write us each a letter explaining who she was, her history, some advice and just some words.
Other items that she managed to arrange was birthday presents, weddig presents and a present for each of our first child.
Unfortunately mum was not able to complete everything she wanted to do. She was only able to get one letter written for my eldest sister. All i have is video footage and her handwritten recipes, they are her legacy for me. At times when i miss her I miss the fact she didn't get everything down. There's so much i would love to ask her, especially as I now have a family.
So stop now, write down a list of what sort of legacy you want to leave. Make sure your family are aware you love them. Remember you life could end tomorrow.