Sunday, April 27, 2014

Purpose

Ever wonder why you're here?

Ever wonder, why Me?

Of course you have, we all have at one point or another.

When we are young we don't see past what's in front of us. We plan but don't really grasp the concept of the time it takes and may take to see those plans through.

My plans were...be a National Geographic photographer, travel the world, find the man that loves me just as much as I love him, be a mommy but not the type my mother was, be surrounded by family and friends that love me and enjoy my company, be healthy, build an awesome home in which to share my blessings, watch my children grow and become amazing people, laugh love and live till I was old and gray. That is a basic summary.

I have achieved a few but not many of those plans and that is because sometimes things get Broken along the way. Some because you dropped the ball and some just because Life happens.

I am an open book when it comes to my failures and achievements in the eyes of my daughter. There is not a whole lot she doesn't know about her mother or her father for that matter.

I never chose or wanted to paint the Super Hero parent picture most parents want to do. The "oh I never tried that, or the I never did that" card. Before, During and After Erica's parents will be human beings first. Yes we have messed up plenty of times, yet we are still here to love and guide her no matter what.

I have loved and lost I have laughed and cried I have begged, borrowed and stolen (not literally). I have had some amazing proud moments in my life just as I have had the "damn did I really do that" moments as well.
What I have learned from my journey thus far is that even something that is Broken has a Purpose.

As a parent my responsibility is to teach this lesson to my daughter. As parents it's our responsibility to teach our children we are not what we failed at, but what we turned that failure into.

Even something that is Broken has a Purpose. Find it.

11 comments:

  1. Preach sistrin!!!!!! Always the person to speak your mind, I felt like I wrote this with you sharing how I too feel or have felt when I have fallen short. Preach!!!!

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  2. Camii!!! Thank you hun, was one of those mornings :) we must catch up send me email love to hear what you been up too:) xo

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  3. Very nice. Love it.

    I have always told my two these things:

    1. When God made us, he put a little "not done yet" in all of us.
    2. It is ok to get knocked down in life, it is sin to stay down.
    3. I tell them a quote by Samuel Beckett: " Ever Tried. Ever Failed. No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."
    4. And I have given them both the poem "Don't Quit". I will post the whole poem. But it is powerful.

    I guess the reason I mention this stuff is because I don't want my kids to feel bad when they have fallen short doing things. I want to try new things and for them to realize that failure is part of life and you learn from it to do better and achieve in life.

    Don't know if this makes any sense but it is part of who I am.

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    1. Patrick, love it. Great share thanks for visit :)

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  4. I notice you labled 'accountability'. I have written about this topic before also. But my paths become level when I invited Jesus into my heart. I in no way want to 'preach' to you but I now find the beauty in all things because I know my purpose and have an amazing relationship with the one who loves me and whom is always there for me. My long term goal in this world as a mother is to ensure that when my time is up, that my children have an independent dependent relationship with God.

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    1. Mëlissa, thank you for visit and comment. I am so glad you have found a path in life that works for you and brings you joy. That is exactly what Purpose should be :)

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    1. Sheila thank you and thanks for visit :)

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  6. Love this so much. I am trying to make this one of the main ideas I drill into my kids. Great post!

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    1. Jeanette, thank you for visit hope to see you hear again :)

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  7. I completely agree! We are all works in progress. I always look for something that breaks to see if it could have another purpose, especially in my crafting or home decoration. Thanks for sharing with Turn it Up Tuesday!

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