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Are You A Big Deal?

To your family, that is. Sure, people may know you.  They may know about you.  They may be aware of something fancy you did.  That’s all fine and good.  There’s nothing wrong with people thinking you are special. But when you walk through the door to the place where you call home, do the people who live with you think you hung the moon? When you go visit your parents, sibling, nieces or nephews, do they smile when they see your face?  When you kiss your spouse at the end of the day, do they know they are loved? Today is my firstborn’s 10th birthday.  Before he entered my world in 1999, I had no idea how unexplainable and unimaginable the love I’d have for him would be.  It is truly something that I wouldn’t trade for anything. It doesn’t matter how many people read my blog.  It doesn’t matter if someone thinks I’ve hung the moon because I extended forgiveness.  It doesn’t matter if someone enjoys my company.  It doesn’t matter if I shared something with a group and they had an aha moment. While I like that people read my blog and think I’m nice and enjoy my company and think that I have something important to say, there is one thing that is more important. My family. I want to be a big deal to them.

14 thoughts on “Are You A Big Deal?”

  1. I completely agree.

    This reminds me of Gary Smalley’s (reltionship expert) “Ah Ha” moments, where he describes the honoring feeling we need to receive from family members. Eg: When you husband walks through the door and you say, “AH HA, you’re home!”

    This is why I blog. So some day my family will ponder through and have these moments, most specificallly in terms of “AH HA,” look at all the great things God has done, is and will be. We are loved by Him.

    xoxox,
    R

  2. first – Happy Birthday Noah!!! you are one blessed child of two UH-MAZING parents!

    cindy – this post speaks a lot to why i have not been around as much. ive not spent near as much time on my computer lately…and i see a difference in many areas of my life. specifically…family.

  3. I needed this today too! Sometimes we just have to slooooow down and focus on making our homes a special place to be. BTW Noah and Hayden share a B-day. Happy Birthday Noah!

  4. One of the favorite parts of my day is when I pick my now 2 year old up from daycare, and I can hear the excited squeal as I step inside the door and she’s sitting at the bottom of the stairs all ready and waiting for me. Her face all alight – just for me. I pray that God has the same thing lined up in the future for me and my husband. Thank you for sharing you and yours with us and ours. God Bless.

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