A Weekend to Remember

This Memorial Day weekend, Maurice and I had a great time celebrating my grandfather's 90th birthday and spending some quality family time together. It made me think about what kind of legacy we will build together. I want it to be great, but greatness does not happen unintentionally. 

My grandfather intentionally took his family to church, discplined his children, loved his wife and made great contributions from his neighborhood as a business owner to his nation as a soldier. At his special party today, he had honorary acknowledgements read and many people thanked him for his influence in their lives and in the lives of their families. The fruit of his very full life was abundantly apparent in all the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren present. He is STILL influencial!

This weekend also marks the 13th anniversary of our engagement!! It was on a beautiful day like this that Maurice proposed marriage and I happily accepted. It is easily one of the best days of our lives. That one decision will ripple through the remainder of our days.

Everyday we can make the choice to make a difference. We begin in our own marriages and families and it spreads to co-workers, church members, neighbors and strangers. At this venue, people were curious as to what all the fuss was about - balloons, cakes, music, food and kids EVERYWHERE! We were proud to share that the patriarch of our family was being celebrated. And the legacy continues....








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