I’ve enjoyed time today with both my grandsons; Barrett and Benaiah. I can’t begin to explain the joys of being a grandparent; it’s just one of God’s most wonderful blessings.

At different times with each of these boys I’ve had some special times today. During one of the times I was carrying Barrett around in my mother’s den I walked by a couple of photos of my dad and a plaque honoring his memory from President George W. Bush for his service to his country in World War 2.

It was just one of those moments when I was caught off guard and didn’t expect the flood of emotion and memories that filled my mind and heart. As we stood there together, I told Barrett (almost 10 months old) about his great grandfather and what an amazing man he was. I wish that Ben and Barrett would have had the privilege of knowing my dad, but since they won’t have that opportunity in this life I hope I can live in a way that leaves a legacy for them to remember with great admiration and fondness.

As Barrett and I stood there together, I told him how much I still missed my dad. I really do, but in the midst of that emptiness, I’m thankful for the incredible impact he had on me – I’m thankful for the legacy left by Herschel Vernon Rutledge.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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1 Response to legacy

  1. Pam Clark says:

    Thank you 🙂

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