It's never too early or too late to start.
Some mothers share special stories as they nurse their babies. Little ones don't understand your words at first, but they will understand the love in your heart and voice as you tell them.
Other mothers share stories with their grown children and grand- children in phone calls, emails, and at family gatherings.
If your children are at home, you can share your favorite stories and experiences at mealtime, in the car, as you work together, in quiet moments in the evening, on special occasions, and during any other meaningful time you can create together.
Let your kids be the heroes of some of your stories. Watch for things they do that take courage, hard work, honesty, compassion, and other important virtues. Catch them at their best and let them know how much you appreciate their goodness.
As kids get older, they may not act like they want to hear your stories as much, but they will remember them, and inspiring stories will continue to help and guide them.
Write family stories in your journal. Record your most meaningful insights and experiences on paper so you can inspire and strengthen your loved ones long after you are gone.
Gather stories from your extended family. Visit with parents, siblings, cousins and others and see what you can learn. If you don't want to tell your own family stories, you can always share other inspiring stories and they can become an important part of your heritage.
PatrioticMoms.com has some wonderful stories you can use. Kids will learn to love their American heritage as they become friends with the great heroes of American history.
Telling your children inspiring stories may be one of the most important things you will ever do.
You will be forever grateful you made the effort to create meaningful, loving memories together. And, with very few exceptions, your kids will come to treasure the precious heritage you gave them, one story at a time.
Watch this video and see how reading his Grandpa's journal changed a young man's life...