Here is an article from “Our Daily Bread”, it’s connotation has always kept me inspired to be all that I can be for my children:

Our Legacy

A friend of mine wrote recently, “If we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family left behind would feel the loss for the rest of their lives. Why then do we invest so much in our work and so little in our children’s lives?”

Why do we sometimes exhaust ourselves rising up early and going late to rest, “eating the bread of anxious toil” (Psalm 127:1-2), busying ourselves to make our mark on this world, and overlooking the one investment that matters beyond everything else–our children?

Solomon declared, “Children are a heritage from the Lord”–an invaluable legacy He has bequeathed us. “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth” (v.4) is his striking simile. Nothing is more worthy of our energy and time.

There is no need for “anxious toil,” working night and day, the wise man Solomon proclaimed, for the Lord does take care of us (Psalm 127:2). We can make time for our children and trust that the Lord will provide for all of our physical needs. Children, whether our own or those we disciple, are our lasting legacy–an investment we’ll never regret. —David Roper

Blesh kids, Bresma orphanage kids & friend pics~
Banning & school friends Easton & Bannings 5th grade class before school ended this year Reagan & friend~another MK (missionary kid) pole climbing IMG_6241 Chloe with her little Bresma friends IMG_6251 IMG_6256 Bresma boys praying at mealtime IMG_6285 IMG_6286 IMG_6295 Little boy wanting Chloe to pick him up Little girl wanted picked up IMG_6301 J & friends showing off :) If you are looking, the girl in the middle is still in need of an adoptive family

~Denise & family