Leaving a Fathers Legacy to your family – Week 3
Sorry, was a day late in getting week 3’s questions for you playing along at home. If you are stumbling upon this for the first time check out the first and second week of our Leaving a Legacy project for dads. The idea is to use a journal and record your responses to questions I’m posting each week. These are questions aimed at providing your children with some ammo, I mean information about who you are as a dad, who you were as a boy and what situations, aspirations and stories make up who you are and wanted to be. This will make a great gift to give them when you are done and something they can hold and remember you by when you are no longer here.
So far we’ve asked 8 questions for you to respond to (4 each of the first two weeks). REMEMBER, it’s never too late to start this project. The blogs will always be here for you to reference. Just fill in the blanks when you get a chance. We are following a book by J. Countryman (a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc) and Project Editor, Teri Gibbs called A Fathers Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words. It’s a journal format that has a question for each page and some space to enter your response. It’s a nice enough journal to be able to give it as a gift to your family when you are done. But, some of you may choose to get your own journal, get the questions from my weekly post and at the end of a year will have a great keepsake for your family. However you decide to do it is up to you but I feel strongly that if you take the 15-30 min each week it will take to thoughtfully reply to each of the questions, you will leave something behind of real value to your children and their children. It’s YOUR story. Here are Week 3’s questions:
What is the nicest thing you ever did for your mother and father?
Did you admire a famous person when you were growing up or now? What made/makes that person admirable to you?
When did you have your first date? Tell me about it (leave out anything not PG-13 or less 😉
That’s it for this week.
If you are just starting this project or have been doing it, how’s it going? Are you finding it difficult to remember some of these situations? If a question doesn’t really apply to you, take some time to think of a twist or even another similar question you could answer that would be interesting for your children to hear. Be creative and remember that this is not a “task to be completed”. This is not Twitter, either. The more you can share the more interesting it will be for your family.
Have fun. See you next week.
Please share this on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. Imagine if we could get thousands of dads doing this together or even “yet to be” dads who are preparing it in advance? We’d begin to bridge the gap between generations and our stories, both the good and the not so good would help our children know a little more about who we are/were. Everyone loves a story. Record yours while it’s still being written!