What is your Legacy? Is it your name remembered by an action, a quote, or a change to the world? I have finally made another "life" discovery! It's not about me and my legacy, it's about what I will leave behind one day. What contributions I have made to the world with the miracles given me.
THESE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE ROCKED MY WORLD
I just spent this entire past weekend moving my baby, that's right, my 21 year old baby son Sean, down to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. That's about 4 1/2 hours from our home. This was one of the most emotional and overwhelming experiences of my life! One of the most Happy/Sad moments I have ever experienced. We drove all his things down in a u-haul truck, moved him into his new apartment, took a walking tour of the campus, stocked his fridge, purchased his supplies, and then waved goodbye as these two grown men, father and son... cried! I will never forget his face with those tears in his eyes, and a smile from ear to ear. I don't think I will ever be the same!!
Tonight my heart aches, yet my spirit is over-joyed! My emotions are on this massive roller-coaster, and it seems I am having trouble focusing. He is all alone in a strange place, no job, no friends (yet), and he starts classes this Wednesday. His friend will move in with him mid August. I know he'll be ok. Why? Because he is a straight A student, with 4.0 GPA. Sean just transferred in from De Anza College as an Undergraduate. He will be starting his Junior year with Cal Poly. His Major is Business Administration. Sean's a great photographer, a musician, and just a down to earth, great human being. He has never drank alcohol, smoked, or done drugs, and he's at the Top of his classes. This is how I know he'll be ok!! I am the proudest father on this entire planet tonight!
SUGGESTION: THE ACTIVE RAIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Seans tuition over the next two years will cost nearly $40,000. If each member of Active Rain donated just one dollar, that would be $39,758 dollars (send to the address on my profile of course), (BIG SMILE) Am I getting creative here or what? LOL! I thought about coming to all your homes and washing your cars, but I don't have two years to raise the money! :-) Just kidding! I'll come wash your cars!
A LIVING LEGACY
Seriously though, here is my legacy. When it is my time to go, I will be leaving behind a trust-worthy and positive contibuter to society, my son Sean. I dedicate this post to his achievements, his dedication to education, and his "new life" at Cal Poly! He is a godly young man with a huge future ahead! It's so hard to believe twenty years have passed, and now my son is gone. Guess I have a bit of empty nestor syndrome, but I couldn't be happier or prouder of him. Sean will carry on our name for the next generations. For me, today is one I will always remember as long as I live. I have discovered that my Legacy is not all about me, it is all about the ones I love and truly care about!! My son Sean, today and forever, my Hero and my Legacy!
Oh Yeah...GO MUSTANGS!!