***LISA***
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I am awesome!

Friday, April 10, 2015

I decided something yesterday and this is HUGE for me. I AM AWESOME!! I have spent most of my adult life feeling not good enough for two main reasons. 1. I quit college and 2. I am overweight. I come from a very small town. 7 girls in my graduating class. Of those girls, one went on to work in Washington DC helping to write speeches for the President. One became a physical therapist. One who was NOT athletic at all went on to compete in a fitness competition last year. What have I done??? That is, until yesterday! While relistening to a Jon Acuff book recommended by Brigid Wollack it hit me. Those are THEIR awesomes!! I have to focus on my own awesome and I am an AWESOME mom!!! I am one of those moms that braids hair in the morning and makes homemade banana bread for after school snack. I volunteer to go on school trips and therefore will be chaperoning 16 teenagers this weekend! LOL!! I go out of my way to make everyday special while still keeping my kids grounded and focused on the future. I have a rather clean house and happy pets and I do all this with a husband who is home 24 - 48 hours most weekends but occasionally (like now) is gone for 2 weeks at a time. I am a Sunday School teacher and a youth group leader so I can make sure my kids learn about God. Now, I am not asking for anyone to sing my praises. In fact, I feel a bit boastful but I think all of this is important in helping me determine my self worth. I AM AWESOME!!
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  • TESSFROMWA
    Lisa, oh man. This blog made me cry.

    All the years I've known you, I have thought you are one of the most AWESOME women I know! Your husband adores you and has since high school, your children love and respect and LIKE you, everyone in your town loves you, you are giving your children the kind of family and upbringing that most of us can only dream about.

    It makes me cry, seriously, that you ever thought you weren't good enough.

    I love you, girlfriend. You are one of the first women I think about when I think of Proverbs 31. And THAT, my dear friend, is way-way-way beyond AWESOME!

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    2193 days ago
  • K8TERTOTS
    You are Awesome!! emoticon
    2197 days ago
  • MRTHING2000
    I've done the same things--compared myself to 'others' and felt woefully inadequate. But I realize also that just because 'they' had these things, they weren't necessarily happy.either. High stress jobs, neverending traveling, and sacrificing family just isn't for me.

    I dropped out of college too. Sort of. It was a PhD program. Still kills me to see people who started several years after I left finally graduating. But minus loans and the self-destruction of a meaningless PhD, I will eventually come to terms with it. Their paper degrees will not equal a job, as many MANY are finding out.

    We have to live for ourselves. It is never too late to become who we SHOULD have been.
    2198 days ago
  • WOUBBIE
    You certainly ARE emoticon
    2200 days ago
  • VGRACEMITCHELL
    Yes you are awesome! Let that truth saturate your core. What you're doing right now is impacting the next generation. Isn't it amazing how you discover yourself the moment you stop comparing yourself.
    2200 days ago
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