I've been noticing a lot of “link ups” lately. It took me a bit to figure out what a “link up” is. A blog link up is where one blogger posts about a particular topic and other bloggers create posts off the same or similar topic with a link back to her blog post and then put links at the end of her post to theirs. So you can read one, then go to the next bloggers link and get more information on that topic from another perspective. This is great if you are needing encouragement or ideas on a specific topic. I've seen link ups on all kinds of topics, from crocheting and crafts to homeschooling and cancer surviving. I've seen several I like, but not any I really felt I fit into. …until today.
Now to start with, for my first Legacy Leaver’s Thursday post, I want to give homage to my husband, Paul’s parents. His dad was a preacher and oil field electrician. Paul remembers his dad always reading his Bible every night, no matter where he was. His dad also loved to sing. He serenaded me at our wedding shower. He was always singing to the grandchildren. It made me very sad when he lost his ability to sing. He enjoys hearing the children’s music now. Paul is following in his dad’s footsteps as electrician and spiritual leader of our family. Whatever our boys choose (or God chooses for them) as vocation, my goal is to raise them to be men of God like their Grandpa Fogleman.
Paul’s mother was an amazing woman. She flitted like a butterfly with a cheerful attitude and a bounce in her step. She loved teaching Sunday school and children’s church. Her favorite song was Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam. Everytime we sing it we remember her to the children. She passed away when the oldest two children were only 1 and 2 1/2, so none of them remember her except through our remembrances. We endeavor to keep her alive in our hearts and we all are looking forward to seeing her again when we meet the Lord in the sky a the Trumpet Sound.