Being intentional about building, sharing, and preserving the Stippich legacy is important to me. I know the legacy that I am creating with my wife and kids may be a little different than the one passed on from my parents, but this is the one I believe God is drawing me and my family to. It is a legacy built around community and story.
My heart is drawn towards sharing life with others and that is why I crave community. I also believe that life is made infinitely better when doing life with others.
I love all of the mechanics to what makes a good story. Truth be told, I used to be pretty arrogant and thought that I could help change other’s stories. I eventually came to the realization that the only person who can do that, is God. What I can do though, is share in other’s stories and help others move along in their adventures. Seriously, just typing all of this makes me giddy.
I want to grow this legacy of cultivating community and sharing in other’s stories. I want to bring my kids into the fold and help them live it out and eventually pass it on as well. I want them to cultivate community and learn how to best interact with others. Now whether that means they become a ballerina, makeup artist, race car driver, stunt man, novelist, olympian or anything in-between, I just want them to be able to share in people’s stories within their calling.
Building, preserving, and passing on a legacy is an epic challenge, but it is one that I believe we all should readily accept. In fact, I would love to hear about the legacy you are building and how are you planning on passing it on and preserving it.