After my grandma passed away a number of years ago, I went in search of a very special journal. A gift I had given her before cancer was on the radar, with the promise I would come looking for it someday.
Needless to say, finding the journal after her death was extremely meaningful. (You can read all about it HERE.) So much so, I ended up making a similar legacy journal for my husband and one for myself as well. (The instructions for this DIY project are HERE.)
My head has been caught up in the past lately, triggered in part by our oldest gearing up for college. It goes so fast.
In addition, my two living grandparents are not doing well. I feel old, pensive, and sort of stuck. So I turned to my legacy journal and began to write.
Telling my kids (and future grandchildren) about everything I remember regarding my grandparents. I realized there are so many lovely memories. My grandparents have made a significant mark on my life, I see much of them in the woman I am today. Even little things, such as a dining room table in my basement (my grandma who passed away had a second one in her basement as far back as I can remember) reflect the life of a woman my own grandchildren will never know except through me.
I want to leave a mark like that – one that lives beyond my years here. And that’s what living with intention is all about; living fully, loving well, and inspiring others to do the same across generations.