So, it's Sunday, May 22nd, and we dodged a bullet, so to speak. Actually, when the rapture happens for real––on God's timetable, not some quack's––I hope I'm a part of it. But until then, we all need to keep living our lives the best we can.
It did get me thinking though, about getting our stories written (but then, what doesn't get me thinking about that.) You might say––"if the world ends, who will be left to read our stories?" That's very true. But the rapture will only take the believers, so we'll still need to leave our stories––especially about our faith.
But, okay, let's just leave all that out of the mix. None of us know when OUR last day will be––or that of a loved one. Not fun to think about, but it is what it is.
My husband was in the hospital recently, and there were a couple of scary days when we weren't sure if he would make it. (He's home and fine now, thanks!) But besides the fact that I was terrified that he'd never come home again, the thought "He never did finish writing his stories for the kids!" went through my mind. It hit me... I'm the Life Story Lady! And my own husband hasn't written his story!
Now, he had actually written a few individual stories, and I could piece together more from what he has told me, but it wouldn't be the same as the kids reading it all, in his words. So now we're getting that done!
Don't wait until a tragic world event - or a tragic personal event - to realize you need to leave a legacy. Do it now.
Coming next: The Top 10 Things Your Grandchildren Will Want to Know About You.