I think of what I want my legacy (a gift of inheritance) to be, a couple
of things come to mind.
Some people think is important
to leave their family members money and "things." Others hope
to pass on their talents or hair coloring. I think a true legacy should
be of the utmost importance.
I have been thinking about my
"legacy" for the past three years. My mother, Marilyn Miner
Scofield, was on her deathbed. All of the family was assembled to say
their goodbyes to her while she was still lucid. She called us one by
one to her side to tell us how proud of us she was, how much she loved
us and that she wanted to know that we would see her in heaven.
|Paula (right) with her
parents and brother, Miner Reunion, 1966
She had the blessing of knowing
that all of her children, their spouses, and grandchildren are committed
Christians and that we will all see her some day in heaven.
So I have had the example of my
parents as to what kind of legacy I want to leave my children and
First, I want our future
generations to know they have my blessing.
But most importantly I want
them to have a personal relationship with God. What a wonderful legacy
that will be.
We will have the ultimate
family reunion in heaven with all of the "Miners" that have
gone before us.
So you see I am just continuing
--June 1, 2013