Almost every Saturday night my siblings and I would get so excited, because we knew we would be going rollerblading soon. This wasn’t the traditional rollerblading at a rink, but rather at our church while we were helping our parents set up for service the next morning. We would pulled into the dark church, run inside, turn on the lights, and get our skates on as quick as possible. My siblings and I with sweat running down our faces would race to see who could deliver the most stuff to the children’s rooms first. Sometimes papers would go flying through the air as we raced past one another. I remember hearing my mom say, “Slow Down! Someone is going to fall,” as she was trying to work and the smell of clean bleached classrooms. Little did we know we weren’t just having fun riding around, but we were serving the church. Ever since I was a little my parents have been leading me in a legacy of service to God and others.
“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one 's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one 's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith,” (Billy Graham). This quote has really defined the legacy that has been given to me and that I hope to continue. Character is something that can be defined many ways too many people. The characteristics of a character that holds a legacy in my life is to love and spend time with family, serve others, and work hard. This legacy was given to me not only from my parents and grandparents, but also my great grandparents. My great grandma left an excellent legacy of the importance of spending time with family near and far. When my great grandma was alive she always did her best to gather the whole fami...
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...member I have loved God, because of the love my family showed to me of God’s love. Growing up as a pastor’s kid does require you to spend a lot of time in church and at church, but I realized I didn’t really mind because it felt good to help people. I have been serving at the church in little and big ways ever since I was little.
It started in the little things like rollerblading at night, while setting up children’s church to this year co-leading a five day long VBS at our church. This heart to serve wouldn’t have grown if it wasn’t for the example my family set for me. This example, legacy, is one I hope to pass on to my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The legacy of serving God and others, the importance of a strong family unit who spends time together, and generations who work hard and learn the importance of responsibility.
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