As a sentimental softie, I am often struck by gifts that carry great personal meaning. I long to leave a legacy of faith, steadfastness and love for my children both in word and deed. The first time I traveled with my husband away from our children, I left personal letters in our file with the will and trust papers. I couldn’t bear to consider what they would feel if tragedy struck us both without a written record of my deep, deep love for them.
A few years ago, I heard a mother share about giving each of her children a Bible when they reached adulthood. This is a special and meaningful gift. But she also mentioned that she wrote in the Bibles, took notes, and highlighted special verses. This got my attention!