So far we have covered everything from what our husbands wish we knew on a variety of topics, to their opinion on men’s ministry in the church, as well as introductory info about them and what they do. Today, we are discussing the important topic of legacy and what kind of legacy we want to leave for our children.
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Without further ado, let’s get started! 🙂
1. What legacy do you feel that your mother is leaving?
She’s leaving her children with a sense of good nutrition and even better grammar.
hahaha This cracked me up! So true! I love Owen’s mom for both her hospitable, cook-for-large-crowd ways, as well as her grammar nazi tendencies. 😀
2. What legacy do you feel that your father is leaving?
His passionate children who have good work ethics, as well as a grateful homeschool community that he has represented for over 25 years.
So, so true! He is stepping down this year from presiding over CSTHEA, the Chattanooga South East Tennessee Home Education Association. It’s a sad time in a lot of ways, but I am grateful to have married into a family so dedicated to upholding the values of homeschooling and preserving the freedom to homeschool. What a legacy, indeed!
Owen and his parents at our wedding.
3. What legacy do you want to leave for your own children?
All of the above.
lol Well, that’s concise!
4. If there is one thing that you wish your parents would have helped impress upon you more, what is it?
Better control of one’s temper.
Yes, let’s just say the Hargraves men are sometimes known for their passionate side! 😉
5. What way or ways can I help support the legacy you want our children to gain?
Encourage me in my hard work and never frown on it in front of the children.
This was one of those zinger moments for me. Being a military wife, even just a part-time one (being in the Air National Guard and not active duty), leads to my sometimes disparaging the things we have to deal with because of the military. But, as my husband’s helpmeet and as the mother of children who are quickly getting older and becoming more aware, I need to be more careful about how I come across in regards to my opinion of the work my husband does. Ladies, we don’t often realize how critical our spirits can come across sometimes. As Owen and I were talking through this question, he made the point that frowning on some aspect of the work he does comes across as attacking and criticizing him as a person. As we have heard before, while women tend to find their identity in their families, men tend to find their identity in their work. So, this was a good reminder for me!
Well, that’s all we have for today! I hope you enjoyed our little chat, and, again, if you missed the first 3 installments, you can certainly go back and read those now!
Do consider joining us in this linkup, and, with that, I leave you with your homework for the day. 😉