Lasting Legacy

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I have been out of touch for several months while my husband battled side effects of his bone marrow transplant.  He went to be with the Lord in August and this article has been on my heart for weeks and I am now ready to share it.

My 6 year old granddaughter, Layla, had seriously taken in the entire funeral service for her beloved Papa;  the songs sung and the words spoken had touched her tender little heart.  One minister told those present that Tom would want all of us to continue telling others about Jesus. The day after the funeral Layla was playing at my house with a little boy who had been in church very little.  On his way home, he asked his stepmom, “Did God really make me?”

She answered, “Why, yes He did!  What makes you ask that?”

To which he replied, “Layla told me…and just who is Jesus?”

I don’t know who else in that church service told someone about Jesus that next day, but I know precious Layla did!

My 2 year old grandson, Ty, drew a “picture” last week and proudly proclaimed it was Jesus!  Recently I spent the night at his house and was awakened by his sweet voice singing his rendition of “Jesus Loves Me”.  How awesome that this little boy at such an early age thinks daily about Jesus and sings songs about Him!

What a lasting legacy….having a young granddaughter carrying on her Papa’s ministry heart and a tiny grandson whose mind is already focused on Jesus!  How proud Tom would be!

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things our eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live.  Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deut. 4:9

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Deut. 6:6-7

We should all be leaving a lasting legacy for the Lord!

Donna Coffey

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  1. Michelle Coffey
    Posted October 2, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Donna, what a touching tribute to a wonderful man. I have said many times how much God blessed me when he brought my husband into my life. His family welcomed me into their lives just like I had always been a part of it. Yourself and Tom have always held a special place in my heart. We love you.

  2. Shelly
    Posted October 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Donna, I have missed you so much. You and Tom captured my heart years ago. I know that you miss him but are glad that he is well! Praise God!!! Layla is so precious, and she is already well on her way to living boldly for our Lord. It doesn’t get any better than that!!! Welcome back my friend.

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