Monday, December 15, 2008


i have always loved this song.
it always makes me think.
how will people remember me?

they would probably say things like:
man that girl loved cupcakes.
she also loved mr joel with wild abandon.
she loved a good rock show and a good glass of red wine with good friends.
danelle was a good and honest friend.
she loved to travel and somehow managed to see a lot of the world before she left it.
she might not have had much money but she could throw one heck of a party.

i hope they would also remember me doing good things for others.
my feeble efforts to make the world a better place through the work i did with the red cross.
the photos that i took that will speak louder than words to generations to come.
the mission work i did to help others around the world.

the legacy i hope to leave is simple.
danelle loved and was loved.

what is your legacy?

Nichole Nordeman

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...

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