Wednesday, May 12, 2010

~ Leaving a Legacy ~

The other day my husband was going to work out in the yard. My youngest Drake asks: "Can I help?" Steve says: "Sure buddy.."
So they got out there and started working away... together...
I grabbed my camera and took some pictures of the process, and thought about how sweet it was to see them working together... Here are a few shots...



I did not think much of it, but then the next day Drake asks if there is anything that he could help his dad do in the yard again.. Then he says: "I am an outdoor kinda guy.."

They go outside again, then Drake decides he wants to build something. He grabs some wood, nails and a hammer... And asks his dad for some help... Steve stopped the work he was doing to go help Drakester.. I am washing the dishes and could see what was going on, and thinking how precious it is to see my husband and my son working on something together {they are best friends so this is nothing new, just so precious to my heart}... I felt like the Lord whispered to my heart: "He is building a legacy.."

{I grew up without a dad, and Steve had a dad, but his dad was not really there in a way that children need their daddy's...}

There were so many things that ran through my heart and mind... Steve could be doing so many other things but he was investing time and building intimacy with his son, but not only that, I knew that this investment of time would affect our grandchildren and great grandchildren and so on... He is building a legacy and it will affect generations, that I believe can affect the culture... And it has to start at home...

I started to cry thinking about how the Lord has redeemed so much in our lives, and how very thankful I am... I prayed for any future boys in our family, that they would leave a legacy for their children in that way too...

Steve and I grew up without the Lord in our lives or our families lives, but He is so faithful and captured our hearts...

The picture below made me think of how the Lord got a hold of us, and we stood up and said "yes" to the Lord... And how because of Jesus and what He did on the cross and Him giving us the love and tools we need, ~the old, dead roots of the past are being pulled up!

Isaiah 58:12: Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

Isaiah 61:4: They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.

Nehemiah 2:18: I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said to me. They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work.