For a few weeks now I have had this idea for a blog. My Legacy. But I have been unable to put anything to words that even come close to being appropriate. I write and then erase, and do this over and over. Why is this so important to me? Well for one, I turned 59 last month, my Aunt passed away the day before having succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease after nine long years. I was in Florida visiting my Mother at the time. Second, my oldest son moved out with his Fiance and is going to get married next year, my youngest son moved back home (temporarily) while looking to go to school back here on the East Coast. And the year is winding down. So As my wife and I look at the the end of one chapter in our book of life (trying very hard not to flip through the pages of the next chapter to see what is coming which would be cheating) I wonder about My Legacy. Is having a legacy important? When you pass a cemetery with those thousands of Headstones I wonder about all the people that have come before me and think, “I wonder if they had a Legacy?” And if not, so what?
Last evening I decided to discuss this with my wife. We had a nice long conversation about it. Then miraculously I got an email in my ‘in box’ that seemed, to me to answer the question beautifully. Here is the photo that came with it:
I always thought that the quote ended with the word ‘child’ but apparently not. It just so happens that I am a Scout Leader and have been for about 17 years now.
So there it is, the answer to my question.
If you have the time and are so inclined here is the link to the WordPress blog that it comes from. The Blog is called Bryan on Scouting. http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/12/11/forest-witcraft-quote-first-appeared-scouting-magazine/