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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Importance of Being Important


Today I while I was prepping dinner and habitually dicing tomatoes for our tacos, My Man got a emergency call from the hospital that he had to quickly respond to.  He didn't have time to explain, he just rushed out the door.  And I remember thinking as the door slammed behind him, "Sometimes I wish I had something IMPORTANT to do." 

And then I immediately stopped myself from my own thinking and said to myself, "Now hold on, Lisa.  You know better than that."  I paused my tomato dicing and looked out the kitchen window.  I saw Baby Girl and Little Son out there teaching our new puppy, Honey, how to fetch a tennis ball.  They were both giggling at the dog's antics, a soft breeze was blowing, and it was actually quite a picturesque scene--straight from a Hallmark commercial.   And maybe it was just God's way of reminding me of something I already knew: ORDINARY, EVERYDAY THINGS are IMPORTANT too.

There's more to it then just that though.  Let me explain.

You have to remember that my husband is in the medical field.  It can be hard to compete with a person who is in the profession of saving lives.  That's pretty IMPORTANT.  Sometimes I can't see how dicing tomatoes and watching children play in the backyard can even compare with that.  But I learned something recently that has helped me a lot (and apparently I need to tell it to myself more often).  I want to pass onto you. It is that JUST BECAUSE ONE PERSON DOES SOMETHING IMPORTANT, IT DOESN'T MEAN WHAT YOU DO IS LESS IMPORTANT.

I actually say all the time to my children, "Just because someone is pretty, it doesn't mean you are not." OR "Just because someone has a talent, doesn't mean you do not have one."

Just because my daily tasks as a mom seem more ordinary to the world, does not mean that what I do is not IMPORTANT.  In fact, it's exactly the opposite.  Heaven knows Motherhood is one of the most powerful and vital roles a woman can have.  It's a role that changes and shapes society and the generations of the future.  It's a role that brings love and security and happiness to the world.  That's pretty IMPORTANT.

So just remember you're a "V.I.P"--sing with me now-- "in your family."  No, really . . . don't ever forget how IMPORTANT your role of a mom is.  You are changing the world, one child at a time.

10 comments:

  1. Great post. Just wanted to say too that without YOU doing your part, working as a team, he wouldn't be able to be so important! Without you holding down the fort, who knows what would happen, so technically you are both extremely vital and important in moving everything forward!

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    1. So so true. I'm glad you mentioned that. It's so true that working as a team is vital. I think we moms often forget that we are the GLUE that keeps the family going. Dads are amazing too, but it really is a team effort.

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  2. It's funny that you mentioned the VIP song! That had been stuck in my head all of last week & I haven't heard it in YEARS! I need to remind myself to quit comparing myself to others. I've been doing that a lot lately in our new area. It's hard sometimes...

    (PS: I've been trying to comment on a few of your posts over the past few days, but my silly phone won't let me sign into Google... How rude! At least I'm catching up now!)

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    1. It's so easy to forget our importance. Keep singing the song! Haha.

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  3. Not only is motherhood important, but I think what you are doing with this blog is incredibly important, too. Your positivity lifts me up, and I'm sure it affects many others the same way. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for letting your light shine.

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    1. Oh thank you! Running a blog can be so weird. Sometimes you really don't know if what you say matters to anyone. Thanks for the support my friend.

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  4. Great post! Thanks so much for this, I needed it today. We are featuring this at the Friday Follow Along this week so be sure to stop by.

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    1. THANK YOU! How exciting. I will stop by for sure!!!

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  5. It's so easy to forget that what we're doing is important when we're caught up in the mundane tasks. That's one reason I try to find excuses to celebrate every day. Then I feel like I'm really building memories instead of just going through everyday motions. And it makes the mundane a lot more fun, too. :)

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    1. Celebrating everyday is a great idea. Makes each day special. Thanks!

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