Next week will be the last installment of this kit, and I hope you've enjoyed it, so far! I have really enjoyed creating it. I will have a new theme and kit for Mondays in August. I kind of like doing it this way, in pieces!
When I think about Pioneers, I think of heritage and those who have paved the way before. It can be for anything in our lives. Those who came before often made choices and sacrifices that make our lives richer and fuller. So, this quote seemed very fitting to me. Just yesterday, I was talking to my kids about their grandfather, my father. My dad is a wonderful man with a huge heart! He joined the LDS faith when he was in high school. He went through a lot of criticism and misunderstandings from many of his family, but with his younger brother and sister, they forged forward into this new faith. He was a pioneer in his family, and my life and the lives of my children are better for it. As I shared with my children little stories from their ancestor's past, they were captivated and hung on every word! There is just something so endearing to one when they learn of someone who lived before and shares their blood. It's an amazing thing.
So, my challenge to you all this week, is to think of those who have lived before, who have affected your life in any way, and share their stories with your children, grandchildren, neices, nephews, etc. Help keep them alive and their legacy strong in the hearts of our youth.