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Back in December, I read a great book called Letters from Dad written by Greg Vaughn. The book is essentially a "how to" book on leaving a written legacy to your family - to your wife, to your children, and to your parents.
Greg came up with the idea of letter writing from his own disappointment of not having even as much as his own dad's signature when he passed away. He wanted something tangible to be able to hold on to and remember his father. A great idea was born.
Greg then formed a small accountability group of men and then they began writing letters to their wives, children, and parents. They encouraged one another through the process and shared their experiences as they began to give these letters to their families. From this humble beginning, a movement was born. The idea spread in churches and communities, a book was written, and thousands of letter writing groups have now formed nationwide.
For Valentine's Day this year, I purchased memory boxes and wrote letters to each member of my family. My daughters are too young right now to really grasp the significance of their letters and memory boxes, but as they mature into teenagers and young adults, I pray that they will read and reflect on their individual letters, knowing that the words that I wrote came from their daddy's heart.
Are you leaving a written legacy to your family?