Well, I had one of those moments last week. We had a great Enrichment on Thursday. Seriously fabulous. They displayed a gallery of art that bore testimony of the Savior, with donations varying from amateur originals (like mine) to huge Greg Olsen prints. It was beautiful, and inspring, like Angie said, a visual testimony meeting. There were also presentations highlighting the lives and works of a few inspired artists, including Carl Bloch, Eliza R. Snow, and Minerva Teichert. I had the GREAT privilege of presenting the section on Minerva. She was wild, and humble; a great mom to five kids, and a ranch hand, all while painting nearly a thousand INCREDIBLE pieces and murals (from her teeny Wyoming living room) that testify of Christ, the Book of Mormon, and the inspiration of the Pioneers.
She left her mark. She was a busy, working mom, who still made time to use her God-given talents to do the work that He meant for her.
I left that night wondering what my mark will be. What legacy will I leave my children, my ward, the world?
I'm not sure that I have discovered yet exactly what arena I should focus on, but I am determined to try and DO more with what I've been given.
So, my first adventure...I submitted a demo this morning to the great Sally DeFord, LDS songwriter extraodinaire, in hopes that she will use me to sing for her website.
My voice is not quite as sweet and churchy as most that she uses...but what the heck? You never know unless you try, right?
If this doesn't work out - no worries - I'll try the next thing on my list. But, I'm taking action, and I think that counts for something with the Lord.
If I knew how to upload a digital voice file to my blog, I would share it with you all. If anyone knows...fill me in! Thanks! And happy legacy making!