Writing your life story

My daughter just gave me this poem and I loved it so much I wanted to share it.

Your Life’s Book by Ashley Slattery

Your life is like an open book

For anyone who cares to look

The story of your life.

There it shall be

For all eyes to see

The story of your life

So now’s your chance

To take your stance

And with a heart-felt grin

Take up your pen

Write the story of your life

Now its your legacy

For the ones after you to see

Their turn to read

About who you came to be

The story of your life.

Our life story will live long after we are gone and although our past colors who we are, it does not define us. Unless we allow it to. The ending of our story, to a large extent, is up to us. And  the ultimate question is, will the world be a better place after having read it, or are we just tickling their ears?


  1. How old is this child? I thought she was about 10 to 12 yrs old? That is something every mother and father should put on the refrigerator and change the background every few days so they don’t begin to over look it…
    I’m impressed! I know it comes from all those great genes she’s inherited. In all seriousness, I believe it to be a profound poem and you’ve done well in her upbringing.

  2. Joy, you are so sweet. And yeah, she’s twelve. I’m actually thinking I’m going to save it and read it to her at her high school graduation then again on her wedding day to remind her of her early convictions. And actually, I think that poem has nothing to do with genes but everything to do with how God has drawn her to Him. I am so grateful for all God has done in her life. The best being the day He gave her new life. 🙂

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