When You Feel Like You Aren’t a Big Deal

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If you ever feel a little discouraged, like everyone else is doing BIGGER THINGS than you are, I have news for you.

You are probably a BIGGER DEAL than you realize…

We do little things for our family every day. Thousands of little things that add up to a childhood that flies by in a heartbeat but seems to go on forever until it’s over and you drop them off at college and cry all the way home. On that drive home you really get that it was all a big deal. You did a million little things that maybe only God himself noticed but you did them because YOU LOVE THOSE KIDS.

Come read the rest of my article at (in)courage…

 

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  1. Thank you Melissa…what a great way to start my day.

  2. You have such a way with words! I get caught up in these things… the feeling down or less-than or just not measuring up, then I get down on myself for feeling down! It’s a nasty cycle that needs to be broken. I know Whose I am… why can’t I remember just how Loved I am? :)
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  3. Thank you for this inspirational post Melissa… I am a new mom to a 16 month old and as new parents, my husband and I talk about parenting all the time–how we are going to discipline him, how we will pattern our lifestyle, what age are we actually going to “enjoy him” even to the tiniest details like when to say NO, when to ignore, is he eating too little/too much… also, I find myself watching other parents and their kids and analyzing their parenting, etc—-and then I realize, why do I care so much about the BIG things, the future, and especially, why do I care so much about what OTHER PEOPLE do?!?! it is exhausting and putting unnecessary pressure on me and my husband. And I am learning to appreciate and enjoy the LITTLE THINGS and just what I think is right (and not what I might think is right in the eyes of ANOTHER mom) for my family. Thank you again… and in the days when I feel like I stir away from my core again, I will go back to this post. (hope you post more about parenthood :)

    • Thanks Crystal! It’s so true we tend to look around at others to validate our choices perhaps but the truth is, our family is unique. Our mix of kids, marriages, homes, financial circumstances, backgrounds, personalities, dynamics between them all etc will make up a life that is different. No one will know your kids like you do. And what works for them won’t necessarily work for your family. And it’s pretty hard to know what you will do in advance until you arrive at each stage of your child’s life! Just when you figure out one thing and get it all settled in your mind that you’ve got this, they’ll shock you with a new challenge :-). Ha! We just keep on learning as we go. xoxo

  4. Thank you for this. I’m about to lose my darling Korean daughter this weekend. After 3 years of high school with me, she’s returning home this weekend and I will not get to see her for a very long time. I cry whenever I think about it; but I love that girl, and I know I made a positive difference in her life.
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  5. Thanks for the inspiration for the day :) I needed to read this!
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